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DEMENTIA TYPE-HUNTINGTON CHOREA

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DEMENTIA TYPE-HUNTINGTON CHOREA

1. HC causes dementia, chorea, and psychiatric disturbances, including personality changes, depression, and psychosis.

2. Memory is relatively spared, change in personality preceeds dementia.

3. Characteristic feature: motor impersistence.

4. No treatment, genetic counseling available, invariably fatal.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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