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Doctors, what is the difference between huntingtons and parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Different: Huntington's Disease is a inherited disease whose hallmark is excessive movements - chorea. It is called a hyperkinetic disorder. Parkinson's has poverty of movement associated with a rest tremor, and is termed a hypo kinetic disorder.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between huntingtons and Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Genetics: Huntington's is a familial genetic disorder causing a flailing involuntary movement of limbs called chorea, and is progressive with poor medical control. Parkinson's is more of a degenerative disorder, mostly in men, occurring later in life, associated with a resting tremor, and many therapies can help. Both diseases can cause dementia.
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