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Batten Disease (CLN3)
Have You Been Diagnosed with Batten Disease?
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland, seek individuals with CLN3 (Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Batten disease) to participate in a research study. This is a neurodegenerative disease, with typical onset seen in children. Individuals with CLN3 may have symptoms such as visual impairment/blindness, seizures, personality and behavioral changes, dementia and loss of motor skills. The main purpose of this research study is to identify markers of disease to better understand CLN3 and how it develops over time.
Who can participate in this study?
- Any person who has been diagnosed with CLN3 (Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Batten disease)
- Children with CLN3 (Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Batten disease must have parents/guardian for consent
What is involved?
- All participants will have medical exams and imaging studies completed
- Blood, urine, spinal fluid, and skin biopsy samples may be collected
- There is no cost for study-related tests or procedures
- Lodging and domestic travel compensation will be provided
Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland. There is no charge for study-related tests or procedures. Compensation and travel assistance may be provided.
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Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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This page last updated on 09/04/2018