Huntington’s Disease - Are Motor Deficits Accurate Clinical Benchmarks?

Written By: W. Howard Buddin Jr., Ph.D.
Published On: 12/05/2013

Huntington’s Disease is famous for its familial lineage and choreoform movements. Clinical tests can discern the hallmark motor impairments, but absence of choreoform movements may not necessarily mean absence of the disease. A recent multi-case study reviews some of the challenges with clinical diagnostics of HD, and discusses the possibility of reliable detection well in advance of abject pathology.

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