What is huntingtons syndrome?

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Vijay Chand's picture

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Huntington's syndrome is a hereditary disease that begins with occasional jerks or spasms and gradual loss of brain cells and that progresses to more pronounced involuntary movements(chorea and athetosis)and mental deterioration. Ref-The Merck Manual of Medical Information,second home edition,pg.no-501 regards-Mystery of migraine
Francine's picture

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Huntington's disease ( HD) is an autosomal- dominant neurological disease characterized by involuntary movement accompanied by cognitive impairment and emotional disturbance. Ref: Lisha Zhang, Rui Sheng, and Zhenghong Qin. The Lysosome and neurodegenerative diseases. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin 2009; Vol 41 Issue 6 Page 437

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