Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis

What is Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis?

Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (JNCLs) are a genetically heterogeneous group of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs; see this term) typically characterized by onset at early school age with vision loss due to retinopathy, seizures and the decline of mental and motor capacities.

Other condition names

  • Batten disease
  • JNCL
  • Juvenile NCL
  • Spielmeyer-Vogt disease

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive

Age of Onset

  • Childhood
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