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Lafora's bodies

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Cytoplasmic inclusion bodies made of acid mucopolysaccharides present in neuronal tissue of the brain in familial myoclonus epilepsy.


  • G. R. Lafora, B. Glück: eller G. Glück
    Beitrag zur Histologie der myoklonischen Epilepsie.
    Zeitschrift für die Gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie, Berlin, 1911, 6: 1-14.
  • G. R. Lafora:
    The presence of amyloid bodies in the protoplasm of the ganglion cells: a contribution to the study of the amyloid substance in the nervous system.
    Bulletin of the Government Hospital for the Insane, 1911, 3: 83-92.
  • G. R. Lafora:
    Über das Vorkommen amyloider Körperchen im Innern der Ganglienzellen: zugleich ein Beitrag zum Studium der amyloiden Substanz im Nervensystem.
    Virchows Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin, Berlin, 1911, 205: 295-303.

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