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Huntington disease

Disease definition

Huntington disease (HD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by unwanted choreatic movements, behavioral and psychiatric disturbances and dementia.

ORPHA:399

  • Synonym(s):
    • Huntington chorea
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Childhood, Adolescent, Adult, Elderly
  • ICD-10: G10
  • OMIM: 143100
  • UMLS: C0020179
  • MeSH: D006816
  • GARD: 6677
  • MedDRA: 10070668

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