Other Names for this Disease
- Huntington's chorea
- Huntington's disease
Tests & Diagnosis
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The diagnosis of Huntington disease is suspected clinically in the presence of the following:
Progressive motor disability featuring chorea; voluntary movement may also be
Mental disturbances including cognitive decline, changes in personality, and/or depression
consistent with inheritance
- Warby SC, Graham RK &Hayden MR. Huntington Disease. GeneReviews. April 2010; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1305/. Accessed 2/4/2014.
- Huntington disease . Genetics Home Reference. OCtober 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/huntington-disease . Accessed 6/27/2011.
- The Division of Neurogenetics at the University of Washington is a tertiary specialty that provides clinical services to adults in the general public as well as training. They have created a booklet entitled, "Huntington Disease:Making an Informed Choice, that can be downloaded at no charge.
- Orphanet lists international laboratories offering diagnostic testing for this condition. Click here and scroll down the page to learn more about the processes of certification, accreditation, and external quality assessment available to these labs. Click on Orphanet to view the list.