Huntington's Disease

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Huntington's Disease is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative condition with complete penetrance leading to progressive dementia, neuropsychiatric symptoms including depression, anxiety, suicide, apathy, behavioural disorders and movement disorders, including chorea, tics and Parkinsonism, the latter of which is typically present initially in early-onset cases but affects most patients in advanced disease. Life expectancy is approximately 15 years from onset.


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