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  • Procedure of test NCL by PCR - May 2014

    NCL is the abbreviation of "Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis", a metabolic disorder that causes an increasing decease of nerve cells. There are distinct subtypes that differ primarily in two points: firstly, the age of the child, when the first symptoms arise, secondly the celerity of the disease´s proceeding. All forms share the feature, that they are incurable at present.
    One out of 25.000-40.000 newborns is struck by the juvenile NCL (jNCL). The disease is caused by an error in the genetic (...)