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FDA approves Brineura for type of Batten disease

April 28, 2017

The FDA has approved cerliponase alfa to curb the loss of ambulation among patients aged 3 years and older diagnosed with late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2, an extremely rare and fatal autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder, also known as Batten disease.

One of a group of disorders known as neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses, collectively referred to as Batten disease, ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) primarily affects the nervous system, with initial symptoms including language delays, epilepsy and ataxia, as well as later symptoms of myoclonus and vision loss. In the late infantile form of the disease, signs and symptoms typically manifest between ages 2 and 4 years.


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