What is JLPP?
The so-called “Juvenile laryngeal paralysis and polyneuro-pathy” or JLPP is an autosomal recessive genetic disease that causes breathing difficulties during excitement or physical exertion starting as early as three months of age. Likewise, a change in the bark becomes noticable. In the further course of the disease, weakness and coordination problems of the hind legs develop, which slowly expands in the front legs. Difficulty in swallowing occurs as well, with the risk of suffocation or pneumonia. The disease is incurable and leads to death within the first few months after the onset of symptoms.