Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 7

How might neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 7 be treated?

The current treatment for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis is symptomatic and supportive. Seizures, anxiety, sleep disorders, and spasticity may be treated with benzodiazepines. Trihexyphenydil may help improve dystonia, Parkinsonian symptoms, and sialorrhea. Individuals who have difficulty swallowing may benefit from the placement of a gastric (G) tube. Certain medications (carbamazepine, phenytoin, lamotrigine) should be avoided as they can exacerbate symptoms of the condition.

Future treatments may involve stem cell transplantation, enzyme replacement, gene therapy, and/or immune therapy.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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