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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What is Huntington's Disease? A hereditary disease in which the loss ofbrain cells lead to chorea and dementia. HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE How is Huntington'sDisease inherited? A diseased person inherits a mutated HTT gene from either infected parent. Huntington's Diseaseaffects men and women equally! A parent with the HTT gene has a fifty percent chance of passing it onto their children! Affected Affected Affected Affected What are the symptoms? Symptoms may include:~ movement problems~ behavioral problems~ a decrease of apprehension Other symptoms may be:~ dystonia~ slowness~ short term memory loss~ difficulty speaking and swallowing STATISTICS 10 20 30 40 0 50 60 70 80 90 The HTT gene is also dominant,meaning that only one parentwith the gene is needed in order to be passed onto offspring! The mean age of Huntington's Disease is approximately 35.44 years. In America, Huntington's Diseaseoccurs at an estimate of 4.1-8.4 cases per 100,000 people! In Europe, the disease occursat an estimate of 1.63-9.95 cases per 100,000 people! What are someinteresting facts? Famous folk musician, WoodyGuthrie, had Huntington's Disease! Huntington's Disease was named after Dr.George Huntington in 1872! "Huntington breakthrough: Researchers discover a promising new treatment for Huntington disease." Science Guru. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. < breakthrough-Researchers-discover-promising-new-treatment-Huntington-disease>. Aumuller, Al. Woody Guthrie, 1943. 1943. Web. 14 Feb. 20 < WTS.jpg>. George Huntington. 1896. Web. 28 Feb. 2015. < gton.jpg>. "Huntington disease." Genetics Home Reference. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 23 Feb. 2015. Web. 28 Feb. 2015. <>. Huntington's Disease affects 30,000 Americans and puts 200,000 at risk due toinheriting it from diseased parents! Huntington's Disease is oneof the most frequently occuring brain disorders! "" Huntington's Disease -. Society for Neuroscience, 1 Apr. 2012. Web. 03 Mar. 2015. < s-disease/>.
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