Batten disease and other forms of NCL are relatively rare, occurring in an estimated 2 to 4 of every 100,000 live births in the United States. These disorders appear to be more common in Finland, Sweden, other parts of northern Europe, and Newfoundland, Canada. Although NCLs are classified as rare diseases, they often strike more than one person in families that carry the defective genes.
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Batten is a fatal, inherited condition of the nervous system which typically begins from the childhood.read more
Batten disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion, meaning a child needs to inherit one copy of the defective gene for the condition form each of their parents in order to develop the disease.read more