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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Diagnosis Huntington's Disease LOGO HERE An Inherited, Autosomal Dominant Genetic Disorder Causes Signs and Symptoms Picture or diagram Life Expectancy If you get Huntington's as an adult you can expect tolive for another 15 to 20 years. In some cases, the genecan get multipied up to 60+ times which allows you to getthis disease as a child. If you get it as a child you can expect to live for another 10 to 15 years. There are no treatments that can alter the course of Huntington's disease. You can get many movement disorders such asinvoluntary movement (chorea)Social withdrawalDifficulty focusing on tasks, etc.You can tell that someone has it when you notice changes inmovement,emotional state,or mental ability. You get your diagnosis by getting a multitude of teston your mental, emotional, and physical status. After allthose tests, you get a genetic test to see if you havethe correct gene sequence. It is inherited from either parent as it is passed down through generations.You can get it from a mutation in the HTT gene where if you have 40+ repeats of the CAG segment.At least 3 to 7 per 100,000 people of European ancestry get the disease. Resources
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