Follow-up neuropsicologico in 5 pazienti con malattia di Lafora in terapia con dieta chetogenica

Translated title of the contribution: Neuropsychological follow-up in 5 patients with Lafora's disease treated with ketogenic diet

E. Granocchio, S. Cardinali, F. Longaretti, A. Faggio, S. Franceschetti, L. Canafoglia, A. Tagliabue, M. Viri, M. Lodi, C. Termine, M. Zoppello, P. Veggiotti

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Abstract

A therapeutical approach with the ketogenic diet has been tried in 5 patients with the classic phenotype of Lafora disease. All patients have undergone a wide neuropsychological battery at the moment of diagnosis, before and during ketogenic treatment in order to evaluate the entity and the type of mental decline. Neuropsychological features constant in our sample were: psychomotor slowing, working memory and attention deficit, apathy and depressive symptoms. Ketogenic diet does not seem to modify the disease's inexorable evolution.

Translated title of the contributionNeuropsychological follow-up in 5 patients with Lafora's disease treated with ketogenic diet
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)319-320
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number125-126
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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