Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses

Brigitte Chabrol, Catherine Caillaud, Berge Minassian

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Abstract

Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL) represent a group of autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorders, presenting with myoclonic epilepsy, psychomotor delay, progressive loss of vision, and early death. Four main clinical forms have been delineated (infantile, late infantile, juvenile, and adult), but many other variants have also been described. At least 14 genetically distinct NCL, designated CLN1 to CLN14, are presently known.The identification of the deficient protein and/or the genetic defect is required for a specific diagnosis, which is necessary for a reliable genetic counseling in at-risk families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1701-1706
Number of pages6
JournalHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume113
DOIs
StatePublished - May 3 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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