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5 Facts you should know about

Huntington
disease

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1

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

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

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

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