Batten's disease


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Batten's disease

Etymology: Frederick E. Batten, English ophthalmologist neurologist, 1865-1918
a progressive childhood encephalopathy characterized by disturbed metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids. It occurs in children between 5 and 10 years of age. The child experiences sudden blindness and progressive mental deterioration. Also called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis.
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And after initially being told she had epilepsy, their world was torn apart in 2009 when she was diagnosed with the incurable and rare Batten's Disease.
His beloved sister Saoirse, who also suffered from Batten's Disease, which causes seizures, blindness, mental impairment and eventually paralyses sufferers, passed away before his treatment began.
Abigail Williams, of Hospital Road, Llandudno, has the debilitating and rare Variant Batten's disease.
THE parents of Batten's Disease tot Liam Heffernan are "cautiously optimistic" that revolutionary treatment in the US has slowed down the effects of the condition.
Liam, two, who has potentialy fatal Batten's Disease, was with his parents Tony and Mary at Dublin Airport after a month in the States.
She was diagnosed with the debilitating and rare Variant Batten's Disease in February.
And any day now Tony and Mary Heffernan will discover if the treatment has slowed down or reversed the rare Batten's disease that has torn their family apart.
That's because the brave tot, from Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, is the third child in Ireland to be struck down by deadly Batten's disease, an ultrarare condition that will slowly paralyse, blind and eventually kill her.
They hope to support Kevin, partner Christine Whitley and their four-year-old Abigail Llandudno who has Variant Batten's Disease.
Tony and Mary Heffernan's world fell apart when their only daughter Saoirse died in January from Batten's Disease.
Four-year-old Abigail Williams was diagnosed with the debilitating condition Variant Batten's disease in February.
Meanwhile, the family and their Bee For Battens charity pledged to continue their campaign to support other children and families affected by Batten's Disease.