Huntington's Disease

Huntington's Disease | HD | MedlinePlus

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May 5, 2021 · Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. People are born with the ...

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About Huntington's Disease and Related Disorders at The Johns ...

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Huntington's disease (HD) is named after George Huntington, who described it among residents of East Hampton, Long Island in 1872.

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Huntington's Disease Society of America

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Thank you to our incredible sponsors, exhibitors, partners and all our global attendees who helped make the Virtual 36th Annual HDSA Convention a massive ...

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Huntington’s Disease - Family Caregiver Alliance

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What is HD? | Huntington's Disease Association

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Huntingtons Disease Association

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Huntington's Disease Information Page | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Symptoms of the disease, which gets progressively worse, include uncontrolled movements (called chorea), abnormal body postures, and changes in behavior, emotion, judgment, and cognition. People with HD also develop impaired coordination, slurred speech, and difficulty feeding and swallowing.

https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Huntingtons-Disease-Information-Page

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Huntington's Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Support - Healthline

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Huntington's disease is a hereditary condition in which your brain's nerve cells gradually break down. This affects your physical movements, emotions, ...

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Huntington's disease - Wikipedia

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Huntington's disease is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. The probability of each offspring inheriting an ... Causes: Genetic (inherited or new mutation) Other names: Huntington's chorea Symptoms: Problems with motor skills, including coordination and gait, mood, and mental abilities Treatment: Supportive care

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Huntington's disease - NHS

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Find out more about Huntington's disease, an inherited condition that damages certain nerve cells in the brain.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/huntingtons-disease/

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Overview of Huntington’s Disease | Huntington's Disease Society of America

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The DNA error that causes HD is found in a gene called huntingtin. This gene was discovered in 1993. Everyone has the huntingtin gene, but only those that ...

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What were your first symptoms of Huntington's disease?

The first symptoms of Huntington's disease often include:

difficulty concentrating.

memory lapses.

depression – including low mood, a lack of interest in things, and feelings of hopelessness.

stumbling and clumsiness.

mood swings, such as irritability or aggressive behaviour.

Huntington's disease - Symptoms - NHS www.nhs.uk > conditions > huntingtons-disease > symptoms

What does Huntington's disease do?

Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited disorder that causes nerve cells (called neurons) in parts of the brain to gradually break down and die. The disease, which gets worse over time, attacks motor control regions of the brain (those involved with movement), as well as other areas.

Huntington's Disease: Hope Through Research | National Institute of ...

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Who is most likely to get Huntington's disease?

Although anyone can develop HD, it tends to run in people of European descent (having family members who came from Europe). But the main factor is whether you have a parent with HD. If you do, you have a 50% chance of also having the disease.

Huntington's Disease: Genetics, Juvenile Cases & Chorea

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What does Huntington's disease look like?

The movement disorders associated with Huntington's disease can include both involuntary movement problems and impairments in voluntary movements, such as: Involuntary jerking or writhing movements (chorea) Muscle problems, such as rigidity or muscle contracture (dystonia) Slow or abnormal eye movements.

Huntington's disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

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