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]


  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. (Accessed October 22, 2018)
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