eBook Huntington's Disease (Genetic Diseases) download
by Johanna Knowles
Author: Johanna Knowles
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group (August 31, 2006)
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Many people with Huntington disease develop involuntary jerking or twitching movements known as chorea.
Early signs and symptoms can include irritability, depression, small involuntary movements, poor coordination, and trouble learning new information or making decisions. Many people with Huntington disease develop involuntary jerking or twitching movements known as chorea. As the disease progresses, these movements become more pronounced. Affected individuals may have trouble walking, speaking, and swallowing.
You can find out if you carry the gene for Huntington's disease with a genetic test.
Huntingtons disease is a genetic/inherited diesease. It is caused by a faulty allele (a dominant one), which can be inherited by parents.
The earliest symptoms are often subtle problems with mood or mental abilities
The earliest symptoms are often subtle problems with mood or mental abilities. A general lack of coordination and an unsteady gait often follow. As the disease advances, uncoordinated, jerky body movements become more apparent. Physical abilities gradually worsen until coordinated movement becomes difficult and the person is unable to talk.
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Huntington’s disease is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner This is referred to as genetic anticipation. In around 6% of cases, Huntington’s disease develops in people aged under 21 years
Huntington’s disease is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. All nucleated cells of the human body contain 46 chromosomes, with 23 derived from each parent. Of these 23 pairs of chromosomes, one pair is the sex chromosomes (X and Y chromosomes) and the other 22 pairs are the autosomal chromosomes. This is referred to as genetic anticipation. In around 6% of cases, Huntington’s disease develops in people aged under 21 years.
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