This study sought to genetically define the first family diagnosed with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis from Qatar. Onset was in late infancy (3 years), and sequencing in the affected children revealed a novel homozygous c.613C>T change in exon 3 of ceroid-lipofuscinosis, neuronal 5, corresponding to a missense mutation of a conserved amino acid, p.Pro205Ser. The clinical manifestations of the disease in this family largely resemble those of ceroid-lipofuscinosis, neuronal 5 disease, variant late infantile that was first described in Finland and include mental decline, visual deterioration, ataxia, and epileptic seizures. This description of ceroid-lipofuscinosis, neuronal 5 disease in an Arab family adds to the clinical and molecular diversity of the variant late-infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses, which were originally reported in Europe and are increasingly recognized in other populations.
- ceroid-lipofuscinosis neuronal 5
- late-infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology