Huntington disease

  • It is an inherited disorder that results in death of brain cells.
  • Afflicted individuals lose their ability to walk, talk, think and reason.
  • The earliest symptoms are often subtle problems with mood or mental abilities.
  • This disease begins between ages 30 and 45, and every individual with the gene for the disease will eventually develop the disease.
  • It is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder, which means that even if one parent carries the defective Huntington’s gene, their offspring has a 50:50 chance of inheriting the disease.
  • There is no treatment or cure for Huntington’s at present.
  • But there are treatments available to reduce the severity of some of its symptoms - Huntington disease - Huntington disease1

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