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  • 1. HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE By: Stephanie Michel
  • 2. What is Huntington’s disease?disease passed downthrough families inwhich brain cells wasteaway or degeneratedefect in chromosome#4abundance of proteinCAG causes disease
  • 3. Two Type of Huntington’sAdult Onset Childhood Onset Occurs in Mid Occurs at young age 30’s-40’s Small amount of cases Most Common Form reported Severe Symptoms Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • 4. Signs and Symptomsantisocial behaviorhallucinationsparanoiapsychosisslow movementsquick and sudden jerking movements of the arms, legs, face,and other body partsspeech impairmentloss of memoryspeech and personality changesdisorientation or confusion
  • 5. Tests Head CT scan Head MRI PET(isotope) scan of brain DNA testing for chromosome #4 defect
  • 6. Death....~15-20 yrs after diagnosis~usually from infection ~sometimes suicide ~cannot be prevented
  • 7. HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=PCVO9C9Q4TE
  • 8. SOURCE FOR INFORMATION http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001775/#adam_000770.disease.treatment