Summary of Huntington disease
Flashcards on Huntington disease
Huntington disease and other hyperkinetic disorders typically reflect a problem with the pathway of the basal ganglia.
Questions on Huntington disease
A 52-year-old man comes to the clinic because of gradual cognitive decline. His 25-year-old daughter says, "he's changed these past few months. He is now very forgetful and is frequently agitated, which is not like the old him." He has a family history of cardiovascular disease, and his mother died due to rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He is diagnosed with Huntington disease. Which of the following most accurately describes this condition?