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Batten disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ceroid lipofuscinosis neuronal 3
  • CLN3
  • Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
  • Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 3
  • Spielmeyer Sjogren disease
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Management Guidelines

  • GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Batten disease. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.
  • The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) funds two national human brain banks. These banks provide researchers worldwide with tissue from patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. 

    The Human Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center

    Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
  • The following organizations provide researchers with nervous system tissues from patients with neurological disorders.

    National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI)
    8 Penn Center
    8th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Toll-free: 1-800-222-NDRI (800-222-6374)
    Telephone: 215-557-7361 
    Fax: 215-557-7154 or 215-557-8187
    Contact Us Web page:
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    Brain Endowment Bank
    University of Miami
    Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
    Department of Neurology
    1501 NW 9th Avenue
    Room 4013 (D4-5)
    Miami, Florida 33101
    Toll-free: 1-800-UM-BRAIN (800-86-27246)
    Telephone: 305-243-6219
    Fax: 305-243-3649
    Contact Us Web page:
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