This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the retinal vasculature||
Abnormality of retina blood vessels
Mental retardation, nonspecific
Mental-retardation[ more ]
Cognitive decline, progressive
Progressive cognitive decline[ more ]
Absent pigmentation in the eye
Loss of eyesight
Poor vision[ more ]
Loss of vision
Vision loss[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of metabolism/homeostasis||
Metabolism abnormality[ more ]
|Abnormality of movement||
Unusual movement[ more ]
Loss of developmental milestones
Mental deterioration in childhood[ more ]
|Neurological speech impairment||
Speech impediment[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Psychiatric disturbances[ more ]
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
The resources below provide information about treatment options for this condition. If you have questions about which treatment is right for you, talk to your healthcare professional.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
New NCATS Rare Diseases Research Video
December 27, 2017
Rare Disease Day at NIH on March 1, 2018
December 19, 2017
Batten Disease May Benefit From Gene Therapy
November 13, 2015
Outcome Measures and Infrastructure for Phase III Studies in Batten Disease, JNCL Saturday, September 22, 2012 -
Monday, September 24, 2012
Location: Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA
Description: The main objective of the meeting is to bring together clinical research experts in JNCL to focus, for the first time, on establishing common ground for outcomes and infrastructure in support of Phase III Clinical Trials. Towards this end, it is anticipated that at the end of the meeting the participants will be able to identify potential clinical trial endpoints for Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (JNCL, CLN3 disease, Batten Disease); build upon the infrastructure for an International Patient Registry for JNCL and other NCL diseases, and provide opportunities for junior investigators pursuing research in JNCL to learn about and participate in the clinical research development process.
Contact: Dr. Danilo Tagle(301) 496-5745
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Office of Rare Diseases Research
The following diseases are related to Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. If you have a question about any of these diseases, you can contact GARD.
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