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Huntington disease maybe confused

Huntington Disease is an autosomal dominant disorder presenting as an inherited adult onset neurological disorder. The patient has three characteristic features: chorea, abnormal behaviour and dementia. It must also be differentiated from other disorders or conditions associated with chorea such as Wilson disease, drug-induced tardive dyskinesia, Sydenham's chorea, systemic lupus erythematosus and senile chorea. A family history must be asked for. The disease has a fatal outcome 15- 20 years from onset. There is no specific treatment for the condition. Genetic testing and counselling is every important in Huntington disease.

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