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Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare, childhood neurological disorder characterized by the sudden or gradual development of aphasia and an abnormal electro-encephalogram.
The prognosis for children with Landau Kleffner Syndrome varies. Some affected children may have a permanent severe language disorder, while others may regain much of their language abilities
Treatment for Landau Kleffner Syndrome usually consists of medications, such as anticonvulsants and corticosteroids, and speech therapy, which should be started early.
The Landau Kleffner Syndrome is a disorder that is difficult to diagnose and may be misdiagnosed as autism, pervasive developmental disorder, mental retardation, childhood schizophrenia, or emotional/behavioral problems.