Batten disease is a group of fatal genetic disorders. There are 13 types. The disorder affects the body’s ability to get rid of cellular waste (lipids and proteins), so they build up in cells all over the body. The buildup causes seizures, vision loss, problems with thinking and movement, and eventually, death. There is no cure for Batten disease.


All types of Batten disease share many of the same symptoms, but they may begin at different ages. Babies and children with Batten disease grow and develop normally for a period of time. They meet developmental milestones, such as crawling, walking, talking and feeding themselves. But then they stop progressing and begin to decline. They lose any skills they’ve learned and develop symptoms. These symptoms usually worsen quickly.

Symptoms vary from person to person. The first signs of Batten disease include:

  • Vision loss (this symptom does not affect adults with Batten disease).
  • Epilepsy (seizures).
  • Cognitive problems, trouble learning or difficulty keeping up in school.
  • Problems with speaking. This includes speech delays, stuttering and repeating words or phrases several times.
  • Clumsiness and issues with coordination, balance and movement.

Other signs appear later, or they may overlap with the first symptoms. They include:

  • Tremors, tics, muscle spasms and myoclonus (abnormal muscle twitches).
  • Changes in mood, behavior or personality.
  • Dementia.
  • Hallucinations and episodes of psychosis (being out of touch with reality).
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Muscle spasticity and rigidity (muscles that are always tight or flexed).
  • Weakness in the limbs, which progresses into paralysis.
  • Heart problems, such as arrhythmia (in teenagers and young adults).


Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When  is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy , but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient , considering mental and physical symptoms

Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the management of batten disease  are:

Gelsemium, zinc met., phosphorus, silicea, etc.