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us: Huntington's disease

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  • Variants

    • us: Chronic progressive chorea
    • us: Chronic progressive hereditary chorea
    • us: Degenerative chorea
    • us: HC (Disease)
    • us: HD (Disease)
    • us: Hereditary chorea
    • us: Huntington chorea
    • us: Huntington chronic progressive hereditary chorea
    • us: Huntington disease
    • us: Lund-Huntington chorea
    • us: Microcellular striatal syndrome
    • us: Progressive hereditary chorea, Chronic
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Chorea
    • us: Dementia
    • us: Genetic disorders
    • us: Nervous system--Degeneration
  • Earlier Established Forms

      Huntington's chorea
  • Sources

    • found: Huntington's Disease Association website, 17 Feb. 2014: what is HD? (Huntington's disease, which is often called HD, is an hereditary disorder of the central nervous system; it used to be known as Huntington's chorea or HC)
    • found: NHS UK website, 17 Feb. 2014: conditions (Huntington's disease is an inherited disease of the brain that damages certain brain cells; Huntington's disease was originally called Huntington's chorea)
    • found: Wikipedia, 17 Feb. 2014 (Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric problems; it typically becomes noticeable in mid-adult life; HD is the most common genetic cause of abnormal involuntary writhing movements called chorea, which is why the disease used to be called Huntington's chorea)
    • found: MeSH, April 3, 2014 (Huntington disease; familial disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by the onset of progressive chorea and dementia in the fourth or fifth decade of life; entry terms: Chronic Progressive Hereditary Chorea (Huntington); Huntington Chorea; Huntington Chronic Progressive Hereditary Chorea; Huntington's Chorea; Huntington's Disease)
  • LC Classification

    • RC394.H85
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2014-04-30: revised
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