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How rare is huntington's disease in grandkids?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
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In brief: Huntington

The classic symptoms start after 30 depending on the number of repeats-the higher the repeats earlier age onset--but juvenile huntington start as teenager when repeats are above 55--an asymptomatic child does not mean he does not have the genetic disorder which will manifest latter--- another group of disorders huntington like start earler does not have the same genetic defect.

In brief: Huntington

The classic symptoms start after 30 depending on the number of repeats-the higher the repeats earlier age onset--but juvenile huntington start as teenager when repeats are above 55--an asymptomatic child does not mean he does not have the genetic disorder which will manifest latter--- another group of disorders huntington like start earler does not have the same genetic defect.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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