Imagine waking up one morning and finding your eyesight failing.
Imagine waking up and stumbling when you walk.
Imagine opening you mouth and not being able to talk.
Imagine not understanding, being incontinent, and being unable to eat.
Now take a look at that description and imagine it’s your child.
Batten disease (Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses) is an inherited disorder of the nervous system that usually manifests itself in childhood. Batten disease is named after the British paediatrician who first described it in 1903. It is one of a group of disorders called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (or NCLs). Although Batten disease is the juvenile form of NCL, most doctors use the same term to describe all forms of NCL.
Early symptoms of Batten disease (or NCL) usually appear in childhood when parents or doctors may notice a child begin to develop vision problems or seizures. In some cases the early signs…
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