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Landau Kleffner syndrome

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare form of epilepsy occurring in children, usually between the ages of three and nine years, that affects the child’s ability to understand and use language. 

All children with LKS suffer from abnormal electrical brain waves particularly during sleep and some will have obvious epileptic seizures. Children with LKS often have additional difficulties with behaviour, social interaction, motor skills and learning.

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