Leoni's fight against NCL

What is NCL?

NCL is short for "Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis", a very rare metabolic disease which affects in general children between one and eight years.

The course of NCL?

Depending on the type of NCL the disease starts with a weak eyesight or epilepsy and impairments in the motor function. The disease can go along with blindness, dementia, hallucinations and a complete loss of cognitive and motor functions. At this point of time there are only experimental treatments available , therefore this disease leads to death.

How can you detect NCL?

The most common forms of NCL can be detected through a blood testing, in which a certain enzyme gets tested. Is this test positive for NCL, a genetic testing follows to be certain.