Huntington's disease

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What is Huntington's disease?

Huntington disease, an autosomal dominant disorder, is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by insidious onset of incoordination, personality changes, and psychiatric symptoms leading to severe dementia and immobility.

Common symptoms reported by people with Huntington's disease

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What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for Huntington's disease

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Who has Huntington's disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 1162 say Huntington's disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 30
30s 168
40s 273
50s 290
60s 199
70+ 97
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 12
20-29 years 30
30-39 years 52
40-49 years 37
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 8
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 326
Female 739

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 203
Not Diagnosed 30

These charts show data from Huntington's disease patients who have completed their condition history
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