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is huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Yes: Huntingtons disease affects neurons within the brain. This can result in atrophy (shrinking) of the brain.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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