Do females with juvenile ceroid lipofuscinosis (Batten disease) have a more severe disease course? The Danish experience.

@article{Nielsen2013DoFW,
  title={Do females with juvenile ceroid lipofuscinosis (Batten disease) have a more severe disease course? The Danish experience.},
  author={Anders K Nielsen and John Rosendahl \Ostergaard},
  journal={European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={265-8}
}
BACKGROUND Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (JNCL; Batten disease) is characterized by progressive visual failure starting at 4-7 years of age, followed by seizures, dementia as well as a progressive decline in motor function. The patients are typically bedridden in the late teens and death usually occurs in the third decade of life. It has been suggested, that females may have a more precipitous decline than do males. OBJECTIVE To compare sex differences in loss of skills and age at… CONTINUE READING
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