Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 3
Other Names for this Disease
- Batten disease
- CLN3 disease, juvenile
- Juvenile NCL
- Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
mutations) in the CLN3 gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Treatment options are limited to therapies that can help relieve some of the symptoms.Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 3 (CLN3) is a rare condition that affects the nervous system. Signs and symptoms generally develop between age 4 and 8 years, although later onset cases have been reported. Affected people may experience rapidly progressive vision loss, developmental regression (loss of acquired milestones), cognitive decline, heart problems, seizures, speech disturbances, behavioral problems (including aggression), and movement abnormalities. Life expectancy generally ranges from the late teens to the 30's. CLN3 is caused by changes (
Last updated: 9/1/2015
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