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  • Huntingtons disease

    1. 1. HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE By: Stephanie Michel
    2. 2. What is Huntington’s disease?disease passed downthrough families inwhich brain cells wasteaway or degeneratedefect in chromosome#4abundance of proteinCAG causes disease
    3. 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. 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. 5. Tests Head CT scan Head MRI PET(isotope) scan of brain DNA testing for chromosome #4 defect
    6. 6. Death....~15-20 yrs after diagnosis~usually from infection ~sometimes suicide ~cannot be prevented
    7. 7. HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=PCVO9C9Q4TE
    8. 8. SOURCE FOR INFORMATION http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001775/#adam_000770.disease.treatment

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