Huntington's disease

Huntington's disease, also known as Huntington's chorea, is a neurodegenerative disease that is mostly inherited. The earliest symptoms are often subtle problems with mood or mental abilities. A general... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Neurology
  • Symptoms:  Problems with motor skills, including coordination and gait, mood, and mental abilities
  • Usual onset:  30–50 years old
  • Duration:  Long term
  • Causes:  Genetic (inherited or new mutation)
  • Diagnostic method:  Genetic testing
  • Differential diagnosis:  Sydenham's chorea, benign hereditary chorea, lupus, paraneoplastic syndrome, Wilson's disease
  • Medication:  Tetrabenazine
  • Treatment:  Supportive care
  • Frequency:  4–15 in 100,000 (European descent)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo