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Are there any recent advancements for huntington's chorea treatment?

Are there any recent advancements for huntington's chorea treatment?

Huntington disease: There is a new drug approved in 2008 called tetrabenazine for huntington disease and is quite effective medication and low side effect profile. ...Read more

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Chorea (Definition)

Chorea is a movement disorder characterized by dance-like or writhing movements. Several medical conditions ...Read more


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Is there a cure for rheumatic chorea?

Is there a cure for rheumatic chorea?

Time to heal: Rheumatic fever can be associated with sydenham's chorea, which can often be controlled with medication. Typically, as the rheumatic fever resolves, the chorea should likewise remit, but this could involve a period of several weeks to months. A neurologist with experience in movement disorders should be able to help. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for huntington chorea disease ?

No: Unfortunately it is a genetically acquired disease & at present there are no curative treatments.Hopefully in the future some genetic manipulation may be possible. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Chorea: I presume you mean chorea after a strep infection. While there are no cures, there are medications to manage the chorea. See your doctor who may give suggestions or refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

No real cure: Sydenham described a specific form of chorea associated with strep infections. This can occur with rheumatic fever. Sle and other auto immune disorders can result in chorea or other neurological conditions. For strep it is necessary to give pennicillin. Steroids and embril may help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of huntingston chorea disease?

See definition.: Huntington disease is a slowly progressive, neurodegenerative disorder characterized by chorea, incoordination, cognitive decline, personality changes, and psychiatric symptoms, culminating in immobility, mutism, and inanition. [1] it is an autosomal dominant, trinucleotide repeat disorder that affects men and women equally. It characteristically appears in mid-adult life but can occur at any age. ...Read more

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What can stimulate huntington chorea?

?medications: The diagnosis of a typical case of hd is not difficult there are other causes of choreoform movements such as rheumatic chorea but medication related movement disorders would be at the top of the list in my opinion. ...Read more

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Does baking soda help with huntingtons chorea?

Sorry, no way: There is a prescription medication that can help the chorea associated with huntington's chorea (tetrabenazine, and maybe some miscellaneous neuroleptics). Baking soda has no value in this tough condition. ...Read more

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How young do people with huntington's chorea die?

15 years after onset: The life expectancy of huntington disease depends on the severity of the disease. The onset on symptoms that leads to diagnosis is usualy 30-50y of age, and life expectancy after the onset of symptoms is about 15 years. ...Read more

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Does baking soda help treat with huntingtons chorea?

Sorry, no way: Huntington's treatment remains in the realm of symptom control at best, and one of the few products to control the chorea is xenazine, which is now available again. See a movement disorder neurological specialist, as research projects are available. ...Read more