Huntington's Presentation

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“Josiah and Eldrea were worried about their 52-year-old father. He was starting to act sometimes like this older brother, their uncle Theo. Theo was 15 years older than their father and he had been recently diagnosed with Huntington disease. After speaking with the family physician they learned a diagnostic DNA test was available. They wanted to their father to have the test, and they decided they should take it themselves so that they can better prepare for their future.”
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Huntington’s chorea is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by cognitive decline, depressed control of coordination, and dementia. Typically, the onset of symptoms can be observed during middle age, from 30 to 50 years old. In DNA, the sequence CAG is repeated in non-affected individuals 20-50 times. In individuals suffering from Huntington’s symptoms, the sequence is repeated over 50 times. It is considered a dominant disorder
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course BIO 1107 taught by Professor Devartanian during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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