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Huntingtons disease is a hereditary disease marked by degeneration of the brain cells and causing chorea and progressive dementia.This disease causes changes in the central area of the brain, which effects movement, mood,and thinking skills. This disease can be spread to another if there parents are infected.
X-Ray of Huntington disease
The man who is named after this disease
Huntington's disease is a progressive brain disorder caused by a single defective gene on chromosome 4 , one of the 23 human chromosomes that carry a person’s entire genetic code
DAILY LIFE: a lot of depression, anxiety
LIFE EXPECTANCY: you would have to except that you will die in about 14 to 20 years of age,
Caused by chromosome 4
gene contains the DNA sequence "CAG" repeated again and again.
Name of gene:
There is currently no cure for Huntington's disease and no way to slow or stop the brain changes it causes. Treatments focus on managing symptoms.
Chorea (involuntary movements)
Irritability: For severe anger and threatening behavior, experts agree that an atypical antipsychotic drug
Obsessive-compulsive thoughts and actions
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HUNTINGTON DISEASE
• the Huntington's disease is named after Gorge Huntington who found and is now named after him