Spielmeyer-Vogt-Batten Syndrome, also known as Batten Disease, is a prevalent term for a group of uncommon and deadly nervous system diseases known as Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NLCs). This is a hereditary genetic condition that seems to impair the operation of lysosomes, which are tiny structures inside cells.
Lysosomes are the cells that constantly break down wastes, proteins, and naturally occurring fatty substances called lipids into smaller components that may be recycled. In this condition, mutated genes do not generate enough quantities of proteins required for lysosomal function.
According to data, Batten Disease affects 1 in 12,500 children in specific communities.