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The history of juvenile Huntington’s disease

Raymund A. C. Roos

in Juvenile Huntington's Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199236121
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753213 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199236121.003.0003
The history of juvenile Huntington’s disease

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Huntington’s disease starts at any age. In about 6% of cases this is before the age of 20, and is therefore called juvenile Huntington’s disease. Behavioural problems, hypokinesia, and epilepsy are often early signs, but all Huntington’s symptoms and signs can become manifest. It is important to realize that the hypokinetic rigid form, the so-called Westphal variant, is an important manifestation of Huntington’s disease but can be present at any age, at any stage of the disease, and after any age of onset.

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Subjects: Neurology

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