Huntington's disease

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Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder, specifically affecting the gene that codes for the protein huntingtin[1]. The symptoms of Huntington's disease include involuntary movements, depression, irritability and general behavioural changes[2].

Huntingtons disease is an inhertied disease which causes areas of the brain to stop working overtime, and in many cases can becomes fatal after 20 years[3]

References

  1. J.M. Lee, E.M. Ramos, J.H. Lee, T. Gillis, J.S. Mysore, M.R. Hayden,S.C. Warby, P. Morrison, M. Nance, C.A. Ross, et al. CAG repeat expansion in Huntington disease determines age at onset in a fully dominant fashion. Neurology. 2012 Mar 6; 78(10):690–695.
  2. S.C. Kirkwood,J.L. Su, P.M. Conneally, T Foroud. Progression of Symptoms in the Early and Middle Stages of Huntington Disease. Archives of Neurology.2001;58(2):273-278
  3. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/huntingtons-disease/ (Accessed October 22, 2018)
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