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What are the symptoms of huntington's disease?

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In brief: Movement disorders

Changes in movement with a lack of coordination.
You are usually unsteady while walking. As the disease progresses, the jerky, or spastic movements increase, with a decline in mental status and development of psychiatric disorders in the last stages of the disease.

In brief: Movement disorders

Changes in movement with a lack of coordination.
You are usually unsteady while walking. As the disease progresses, the jerky, or spastic movements increase, with a decline in mental status and development of psychiatric disorders in the last stages of the disease.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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In brief: Chorea

Large flailing movements of the limbs are called chorea, and many patients also develop loss of cognitive function (dementia).
All of this can create profound disability. There is some treatment to control the chorea, but the disease is not curable, and does have an autosomal dominant heredity, which can be tested.

In brief: Chorea

Large flailing movements of the limbs are called chorea, and many patients also develop loss of cognitive function (dementia).
All of this can create profound disability. There is some treatment to control the chorea, but the disease is not curable, and does have an autosomal dominant heredity, which can be tested.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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