Rare Disease Day 2022: Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease is a genetically inherited disorder which affects the nervous system, causing progressive changes in movement, learning, thinking and emotions. It affects both men and women and although it is not prevalent in any specific population, Huntington’s Disease affects between 3 and 7 in 100,000 people of European ancestry globally*, making it a rare disease. Caused by a mutation in the HTT gene, symptoms can start at any age, but the typical age of onset is between 30 and 50.  It will then progress without remission for anything between 10 to 25 years.

Learn more at Huntington’s Disease Association

*https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/huntington-disease/ Accessed: January, 2022

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