Clinical Specialties : Movement Disorders

Huntington’s Disease

What is Huntington’s Disease?

Huntington’s Disease( HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It causes deterioration of one’s physical and mental abilities. Symptoms ususally appear between the ages of 30 to 50 and worsen over a 10 to 25 year period. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 individuals at risk of inheriting the disease.