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Extractions: Physicians often prescribe various medications to help control emotional and movement problems. Antipsychotics (hallucinations, delusions, violent outbursts): haloperidol, chlorpromazine, olanzapine (contraindicated if patient has dystonia) Antidepressants (depression, obsessive-compulsive behavior): fluoxetine, sertraline hydrochloride, nortriptyline
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Extractions: DEGENERATION OF CHOLINERGIC AND GABAergic and ENKEPHALIN NEURONS IN THE BASAL GANGLIA AND THE CEREBRAL CORTEX [STRIATUM].Leading to increased activity of the inhibitory [GABAergic ] NEURONS FROM EXTERNAL GLOBUS PALLIDUS TO THE SUBTHALAMUS, WHICH CAUSES DECREASE IN THE GLUTAMATERGIC [EXCITATORY] NEURONAL ACTIVITY ON THE INTERNAL GLOBUS PALLIDUS. Result ia decreased inhibition on the thalamus, and the thalamus increases its excitatory [glutaminergic] effect on the cerebral cortex. Cause of the hyperkinesis. PROGRESSIVE SELECTIVE NEURAL CELL DEATH ASSOCIATED WITH:
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Extractions: 25 May 2004 Disease characteristics. Huntington disease (HD) is a progressive disorder of motor, cognitive, and psychiatric disturbances. The mean age of onset is 35 to 44 years and the median survival time is 15 to 18 years after onset. Diagnosis/testing. The diagnosis of HD rests on positive family history , characteristic clinical findings, and the detection of an expansion in the HD gene that is 36 CAG trinucleotide repeats Genetic counseling HD is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Offspring of an individual with a mutant allele have a 50% chance of inheriting the disease-causing allele Predictive testing in asymptomatic adults at 50% risk is available, but requires careful thought, including pre-test and post-test genetic counseling , as no treatment exists. Asymptomatic at-risk minor children should not have predictive testing . Although infrequently requested
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Extractions: That kind of fasting also protects nerve cells from genetically induced damage, says new research from the U.S. National Institute on Aging. The study is the first to suggest that changes in diet can have an effect on the course of Huntington's disease. If decreasing food intake has the same effect on humans, low-calorie diets or diets that feature reduced meal frequency may help delay the onset of Huntington's disease and extend the lives of people with the disease.
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Extractions: Huntington's Disease (HD) is a dominant genetic disorder. Each child of a person who has HD has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease, and the disease does not skip a generation. HD is caused by a larger than normal CAG repeat in the Huntington gene. This larger than normal CAG repeat produces an abnormal protein that begins to kill brain cells when the person who has the gene reaches middle age. The loss of these cells causes intense symptoms and eventually death. HD was named after Dr. George Huntington. In 1872, he was the first person to document an accurate description of the symptoms and course of the disease. At the time he called it hereditary chorea. The Huntington gene was discovered in 1993 by the Huntington Study Group. The CAG repeats in the Huntington gene, which is located on chromosome 4, code for the protein huntingtin. The larger than normal number of CAGs in a person with HD causes the huntingtin protein to be abnormal, which leads to symptoms. Even though every cell in the body has the gene, only the cells in the brain seem to be affected. A person has two alleles for every gene. One allele is inherited from the mother and one allele is inherited from the father. If either allele of the Huntington gene has the larger than normal CAG repeat, the person will have HD. If neither allele has the larger than normal CAG repeat, the person will not have HD and will not pass it on. When a person has children, only one allele of each gene is passed on. If a person with HD passes on the allele with the larger than normal CAG repeat, the child will have HD. If the allele with the normal CAG is passed on, the child will not have HD.
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Extractions: The information contained on this page is available as a Fact Sheet which you can download from our Fact Sheet page. H untington's disease, which is often called HD, is an hereditary disorder of the central nervous system. It used to be known as Huntington's Chorea or HC. Huntington's disease usually develops in adulthood and can cause a very wide range of symptoms. The disease affects both men and women. Huntington's disease is caused by a faulty gene on chromosome 4. The gene, which produces a protein called Huntingtin, was discovered in 1993. In some way - which is not yet understood - the faulty gene leads to a damage of the nerve cells in areas of the brain, including the the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex. This leads to gradual physical, mental and emotional changes.
Extractions: Huntington's Disease (HD) Please note: This is a basic revision aid, not a comprehensive and reliable statement of medical fact. These notes should not be used to guide treatment. For reliable information and advice, consult a qualified practitioner. (Last updated: 19 March 2001) 1:20000 worldwide, all ethnic groups. Some reports say 1:10000. Usually 30-55 years old, but can be earlier or later. Autosomal dominant genetic disorder ( i.e. if one parent has HD, there is a 50% chance of each child developing HD). See our separate guide to genetic conditions for a fuller explanation of genetic transmission. The gene for HD is on chromosome 4 and is involved in producing a protein called Huntingtin, but there is little more useful information on how this leads to damage to the central nervous system. Caudate nucleus atrophy with generalised cerebral atrophy and atrophy of the corpus striatum. The particular mechanisms are unknown. Progressive dementia with increasingly prominent choreiform movements and likely personality and behavioural changes.
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Extractions: Personal and Physical Care Needs In Huntingtons Disease there are cognitive changes and impairments. The cognitive areas that affect a persons performance include their speed, reasoning, planning, judgement, decision making, emotional engagement, preservation, impulse control, temper control, perception, awareness, attention, language, learning, memory and timing. Toileting Dressing Dental Care Contractures
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