Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
What is neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis?
The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses are a group of genetic disorders that affect the neurological system. There are several types of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses. All the types typically involve seizures and progressive decline, with the individual losing their cognitive and motor abilities. The majority of the types also include progressive vision loss. All the types involve part of the cell called lysosomes. Lysosomes are parts of our cells responsible for digestion and clearing out waste materials.
SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis/overview/18959 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-09
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