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.