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i'm not sure but is huntington's disease a congenital disease?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Huntington's disease: Huntington's disease is transmitted by a genetic defect, if the parents are carrying the gene defect then it can be transmitted.
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Huntington's Dx: Is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that your are born with and become manifest in the fourth decade of life.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is huntington's disease a congenital disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Word games: This is a genetic disorder that hides in your dna until you are old enough for symptoms to appear. To some congenital simply refers to something you are born with. Some may consider this congenital. Most reserve the descriptive term to mean it becomes evident at or near the time of birth. (ie.A congenital amputation of fingers, cleft palate defect, etc.).

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