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Batten disease




    * Batten-Mayou Syndrome
    * Batten-Spielmeyer-Vogt's Disease
    * Batten-Vogt Syndrome
    * Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Juvenile Type
    * Spielmeyer-Vogt Disease
    * Spielmeyer-Vogt-Batten Syndrome
    * Stengel's Syndrome
    * Stengel-Batten-Mayou-Spielmeyer-Vogt-Stock Disease

General Discussion

Batten disease is the juvenile form of a group of progressive neurological diseases known as neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL). It is characterized by accumulation of a fatty substance (lipopigment) in the brain as well as in tissue that does not contain nerve cells. This lipopigment storage disorder is inherited, and is marked by rapidly progressive vision failure (optic atrophy), and neurological disturbances, which may begin before eight years of age. Occurring mostly in families of Northern European Scandinavian ancestry, the disorder affects the brain and may cause both deterioration of intellect and neurological functions.
 

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