Huntington’s disease is a progressive brain disorder caused by a single defective gene on chromosome 4.
Include abnormal involuntary movements, a severe decline in thinking and reasoning skills, and irritability, depression and other mood changes.
The gene defect causes abnormalities in a brain protein that, over time, lead to worsening symptoms.
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