Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by extra repeats of the cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) amino acid group in the huntingtin gene. This leads to neuron dysfunction and death, mainly in the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex. In this episode, you’ll learn the key things you need to know about Huntington’s disease:
- Who is at risk for Huntington’s disease
- Complications of Huntington’s
- Signs and symptoms of Huntington’s
- Tests that are likely to be ordered
- Priority assessments and interventions
- Key patient/family education
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