Inherited neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive motor and psychiatric dysfunction, dementia, and ultimately death
Onset of symptoms typically occurs between 30 and ...
Patients with an affected family member may present requesting investigation in the presymptomatic stage.
Physical symptoms are typically noted first. Patients may present with choreif...
Speech, swallow, occupational, and physical therapy to preserve maximal function
Feeding tubes and smoking cessation in...
Full activity as long as possible
Balance and walking problems
Exercise to help combat depression
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58756001 Huntington’s chorea (disorder)
230299004 Juvenile onset Huntington’s disease
230300007 Late onset Huntington’s disease
HD is an autosomal dominantly inherited disease of insidious onset (typically) between 30 and 50 years.
There is no known cure.
Early symptoms include rhythmic choreiform movements, dyst...
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