Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL)

Lipofuscinoses; Batten disease; Jansky-Bielschowsky; Kufs disease; Spielmeyer-Vogt

Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL) refers to a group of rare disorders of the nerve cells. NCL is passed down through families (inherited).

These are the 3 main types of NCL:

  • Adult (Kufs or Parry disease)
  • Juvenile (Batten disease)
  • Late infantile (Jansky-Bielschowsky disease)

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention