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Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 7


Other Names for this Disease
  • CLN7
  • CLN7 disease
  • CLN7 disease, late infantile
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Overview

Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 7 (CLN7-NCL) is a rare condition that affects the nervous system. Signs and symptoms of the condition generally develop in early childhood (average age 5 years) and may include loss of muscle coordination (ataxia), seizures that do not respond to medications, muscle twitches (myoclonus), visual impairment, and developmental regression (the loss of previously acquired skills). CLN7-NCL is caused by changes (mutations) in the MFSD8 gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Treatment options are limited to therapies that can help relieve some of the symptoms.[1][2]
Last updated: 9/2/2015

References

  1. Sara E Mole, PhD and Ruth E Williams, MD. Neuronal Ceroid-Lipofuscinoses. GeneReviews. August 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1428/.
  2. Celia H Chang, MD. Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses. Medscape Reference. September 2013; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1178391-overview.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • CLN7
  • CLN7 disease
  • CLN7 disease, late infantile
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.