Adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Adult NCL
- CLN4 disease, adult autosomal dominant
- Kuf's disease
- Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 4
- Autosomal recessive neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 4A
- Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
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The symptoms of adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis get worse over time, and this condition shortens a persons life expectancy. Most sources state that a person with adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis usually lives about 10 years after the symptoms begin.
Last updated: 11/29/2012
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