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Can Vet J. 2009 Sep;50(9):963-7.

Lafora disease as a cause of visually exacerbated myoclonic attacks in a dog.

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Department of Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1. webba@ucalgary.ca

Abstract

An 8-year-old, castrated male, miniature wire-haired dachshund was presented with a 4-month history of intermittent facial twitching (myoclonus). The myoclonic episodes progressed over a 16-month period. Generalized seizure activity was infrequent. Clinical examination revealed visually stimulated myoclonus. Response to therapy with antiepileptic drugs was equivocal. Genetic testing identified the dog as being affected by Lafora disease.

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19949558
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PMC2726025
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