HD History

HD is named after George Huntington, an American physician who described the disease in 1872. His description was based on observations of HD-affected families from the village of East Hampton, Long Island, New York (USA), where Dr Huntington lived and worked. HD was known as Huntington’s chorea and Saint Vitus’s dance in the past.

Symptoms & Disease Progression

Diagnosis & Treatment

Inheritance & What Causes HD

HD In Daily Life

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