Progressive encephalopathy associated with x-linked agammaglobulinemia

T. Sacquegna, Paolo Pazzaglia, A. Baldrati, R. D’Alessandro, P. de Carolis, M. Masi, M. P. Fantini, P. Paolucci

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Bruton type agammaglobulinemia is an X-linkcd disease with humoral immunological deficiency. Children with congenital agammaglobulinemia develop bacterial infections easily. We describe a 15-year-old patient with infantile X-linked agammaglobulinemia who at the age of 8 years developed a progressive encephalopathy, characterized by rare generalized seizures, progressive intellectual deterioration, signs of cerebellar and pyramidal dysfunction and action myoclonus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1982



  • Action myoclonus
  • Agammaglobulinemia
  • Encephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Sacquegna, T., Pazzaglia, P., Baldrati, A., D’Alessandro, R., de Carolis, P., Masi, M., Fantini, M. P., & Paolucci, P. (1982). Progressive encephalopathy associated with x-linked agammaglobulinemia. European Neurology, 21(2), 107-111.