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Lipofuscinoses; Batten disease; Jansky-Bielschowsky; Kufs' disease; Spielmeyer-Vogt
Treatment depends on the type and extent of symptoms. You may need lifelong assistance and care.
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The younger the person is when the disease appears, the greater the risk for disability and early death. Those who develop the disease early can have vision problems that progress to blindness, and problems with mental function that get worse. If the disease emerges in the first year of life, death by age 10 is likely.
If the disease occurs in adulthood, symptoms will be milder with no vision loss and a normal life expectancy.
The person may become totally dependent on others for help with daily activities.
Call your health care provider if your child shows symptoms of blindness or retardation.
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