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 contribution||Neuropsychological follow-up in 5 patients with Lafora's disease treated with ketogenic diet|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology