Batten disease

Batten disease is a rare neurological disorder that causes vision loss, seizures, and progressive decline in cognitive function. Different types of the disorder exist depending on the age of patient and onset of symptoms. Learn more about the causes, signs, and treatment for Batten disease in the infographic. For further information on research and support groups, check out the following organizations: Batten Disease Support and Research Association, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and Nathan’s Battle Foundation[For Batten Disease Research].



An insightful and well-researched infographic written and illustrated by Rajamani Selvam, PhD.

Rajamani Selvam

Rajamani Selvam recently completed her PhD in Neuroscience. Her research focused on understanding the interactions between growth factors and endocannabinoids in modulating acute synaptic transmission in the brain. She is interested in a career in medical communications. She is passionate about communicating STEM education to middle and high schoolers. She is also a mentor for 1000 girls 1000 futures program and Freedom English Academy. Away from science, she is an artist and enjoys leisure travel.

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  • December 16, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you for spreading awareness! My daughter has CLN1. Our parent group has an Instagram and Facebook page: “CLN1 hope for a cure” (Insta) and “CLN1 Batten Disease hope for a cure” (Facebook).

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