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Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. People are born with the defective gene, but symptoms usually don't appear until middle age. Early symptoms of HD may include uncontrolled movements, clumsiness, and balance problems. Later, HD can take away the ability to walk, talk, and swallow. Some people stop recognizing family members. Others are aware of their environment and are able to express emotions.

If one of your parents has Huntington's disease, you have a 50 percent chance of getting it. A blood test can tell you if have the HD gene and will develop the disease. Genetic counseling can help you weigh the risks and benefits of taking the test.

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  1. Huntington's Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. ... express emotions. If one of your parents has Huntington's disease, you have a 50 percent chance of getting ...
  2. Huntington chorea ... Huntington disease is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 4. The defect causes a part of DNA, ... 10 to 28 times. But in persons with Huntington disease, it is repeated 36 to 120 times. As ...
  3. Huntington's Disease: Speech, Language and Swallowing (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)  
    Huntington's Disease [ en Español ] Based on a brochure developed by Lynn Rhoades, MS, CCC-SLP, for the Huntington's ... Huntington's disease ? What causes Huntington's disease ? What is Huntington's disease? Huntington's disease (HD) is a brain disorder in ...
  4. Genetics Home Reference: Huntington disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Huntington disease On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed June 2013 What is Huntington disease? Huntington disease is a progressive brain disorder that ...
  5. ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Huntington disease-like syndrome On this page: Description Genetic changes ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2008 What is Huntington disease-like syndrome? As its name suggests, a Huntington ...
  6. Learning about Huntington's Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... Of Huntington's Disease 1998 News Release Learning About Huntington's Disease What do we know about heredity and Hungtington's ... Information What do we know about heredity and Huntington's disease? Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited neurological illness ...
  7. Huntington's Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Huntington's Disease Information Page Condensed from Huntington's Disease: Hope Through Research Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus ... is Huntington's Disease? Huntington's disease (HD) results from genetically programmed degeneration ...
  8. Huntington's Disease: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... Career Awards Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS Huntington's Disease: Hope Through Research See a list of all ... families who are affected by HD. What Causes Huntington's Disease? HD results from genetically programmed degeneration of nerve ...
  9. Juvenile Huntington's Disease (Huntington's Disease Society of America) - PDF  
    ... Hd Hd Care Juvenile Hd facebook twitter Juvenile Huntington's Disease Fewer than ten percent of individuals with HD ... socialize facebook twitter letter privacy policy © Copyright 2014 Huntington's Disease Society of America. All rights reserved.
  10. Huntington Disease: How Many Repeats Does It Take? (American Academy of Neurology) - PDF  
    ... 0b013e3182984b31 2013;80;e241-e243 Neurology Penelope Hogarth Huntington disease: How many repeats does it take? This information ... 0b013e3182984b31 2013;80;e241-e243 Neurology Penelope Hogarth Huntington disease: How many repeats does it take? This information ...
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