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Related to Batten's disease: Spielmeyer-Vogt-Sjögren-Batten 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.