Discover helpful resources
and support for Batten disease
subtypes CLN7 and CLN5 to guide
you along your journey

Discover helpful resources
and support for Batten disease
subtypes CLN7 and CLN5 to guide
you along your journey

Batten disease is a group of rare, inherited diseases of the nervous system also called neuronal ceroid (SEHR-oyd) lipofuscinoses (LIE-poh-fuss-kin-OH-seez), or NCLs. Each NCL disease is determined by the gene that causes it. The name of each gene begins with CLN — ceroid lipofuscinosis, neuronal — followed by a unique number that indicates the subtype of Batten disease. The different subtypes have many common features, but differ in terms of age of onset and rate of progression. Signs and symptoms most commonly develop in childhood. Earlier onset disease tends to progress more rapidly.

CLN7 and CLN5 are both late infantile (meaning pediatric-onset) and rapidly progressive subtypes of Batten disease. Children with CLN7 or CLN5 typically develop signs and symptoms of their disease at a young age, including seizures, progressive deterioration in intellectual and motor capabilities, loss of vision, and a shortened lifespan.

See below to learn more about Batten disease, read stories about people living with CLN7 and CLN5, and learn how your child may be eligible to enroll in a Batten disease natural history study of subtypes CLN7 and CLN5.

Source: Batten Disease Fact Sheet. (2019, June 24). Retrieved August 8, 2019, from link.