Unformatted text preview: progression of symptoms. A longer repeat results in an earlier age of onset and a faster progression of symptoms. The average time of survival from the time of diagnosis is 16-20 years. Many patients die from pneumonia caused by aspiration of food and drink. Suicide is the next greatest causes of fatalities, with 7.3% of those with Huntington's taking their own lives and up to 27% attempting to do so. Prevention Inheritance of faulty genes can be prevented through IVF if there is a known family history of Huntington's disease, however in de-novo mutations it cannot be prevented....
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