Other Names for this Disease
- Huntington chorea
- Huntington's chorea
- Huntington's disease
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neurons in the brain. The average age of onset is 35 to 44 years. Symptoms include uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual abilities, and various emotional and psychiatric problems. People with Huntington disease usually live for about 15 to 20 years after the condition begins. It is caused by a mutation in the HTT gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive, and may include various medications. There is also a less common, early-onset form called juvenile Huntington disease which begins in childhood or adolescence.Huntington disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes degeneration of
Last updated: 4/22/2015
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