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5 Facts you should know about

Huntington disease

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Age of onset is 35-44

The most common age of onset of the signs and symptoms is 35 to 44 years.

2

Typical symptoms include

uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual abilities, and emotional and psychiatric problems.

3

Basal Ganglia Disease

It is also a basal ganglia disease causing a hyperkinetic movement disorder known as chorea.

4

Chorea is characterized by

brief, semi-directed, irregular movements that are not repetitive or rhythmic, but appear to flow from one muscle to the next.

5

15 to 20 years

People with HD usually live for about 15 to 20 years after the condition begins.

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