A 38-year-old member asked:
Can huntington disease be genetic, but triggered by other factors?
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Neurosurgery 27 years experience
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Neurology 26 years experience
Always genetic: Hd is a genetic disease. Anyone that carries the gene will get the disease, but knowing that you have the gene does not tell you your age of onset at the disease. The onset of the disease will occur regardless of other factors if one lives long enough.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2020
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