Lafora Disease

Lafora disease, a severe form of epilepsy, is characterized by seizures and progressive neurological degeneration. It occurs during late childhood or early adolescence. Death usually occurs within 10 years of the first symptoms.

This disease is rare in Canada. It is more common in Mediterranean countries, Turkey, India and Iran.

For more information about Lafora Disease, please visit the Office of Rare Diseases Research or Genetics Home Reference.