Juvenile Huntington's Diseaseand other trinucleotide repeat disorders

Juvenile Huntington's Diseaseand other trinucleotide repeat disorders

Oliver W.J. Quarrell, Helen M. Brewer, Ferdinando Squitieri, Roger A. Barker, Martha A. Nance, and G. Bernhard Landwehrmeyer

Print publication date: Jan 2009

ISBN: 9780199236121

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Although onset of HD usually occurs in adulthood, a small percentage of cases develop symptoms before 20 years of age (juvenile-onset Huntington's Disease or JHD). This resource summarises the clinical and scientific knowledge available on JHD.