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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: There is a correlation with earlier onset sx, unfortunately.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
42 years experience Neurology
Huntington's disease: Between age 35 to 45 years. 5 to6 % of cases may start at age 21 years of age, some patients in their 50's.
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Dr. Herbert Krob
29 years experience Neurology
Doctors : Doctors who recommend genetic tests, such as a test for huntington's disease, should not do so without providing thorough counseling, including provid ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Huntington's disease: Huntington's is a debilitating neurological disease with no cure. However 'knowing' if one may develop this disease later in life from a genetic test ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Movement & Behavior: The cause of huntington's disease is a genetic mutation on chromosome 4. Major symptoms are changes in behavior, e.g., hallucinations, irritability, m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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No: Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder due to a mutation on chromosome 4. However, stress can sometimes seem to trigger an illness when the diseas ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Too broad a question: There are all inherited disorders with the common issue of neurologic impairment, hd in adults, pku and ts in children. The neurologic damage in pku ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Movement & Behavior: The major symptoms are changes in behavior such as hallucinations, irritability, moodiness and psychosis, and abnormal movements including extra facia ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
6 years experience General Practice
Autosomal dominant: Huntington's disease is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Really now...: You don't ask for much, do you? -- You can't possibly expect an "extensive description" of Huntington's disease in 400 characters. Go to http://www.hd ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Variable: Average after onset of symptoms is about 20 years.

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