The symptoms and characteristics of Juvenile Huntington's
Juvenile HD is a form of Huntington's Disease that affects children and teenagers.
Like the adult form of the disease, juvenile HD is
hereditary in nature. Because of its hereditary character and early
age of onset, a child with juvenile HD may also have a parent or
other close family member who is affected by adult-onset
HD at the same time. This tendency to affect multiple generations simultaneously places an even greater strain upon families
who are affected by juvenile HD.
What is juvenile HD?
What causes the large CAG repeat numbers seen in juvenile HD cases?
How are large repeat numbers related to the increased severity of juvenile
How is juvenile HD inherited?
What are the early signs of juvenile HD?
What symptoms are common to both juvenile HD and adult-onset HD?
How are the symptoms of juvenile HD different from those of adult-onset
What parts of the brain are affected in juvenile HD?
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the rapidly growing scientific literature on HD and to consolidate this information into a coherent, reliable web resource that reflects
current scientific understanding of HD. We
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causes of HD, existing treatment options, and recent advances
in HD research.
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