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Huntington's Disease, sometimes known as Huntington's Chorea, is a severe genetic neurological disorder. The Chorea in the disease consists of abnormal bodily movements caused by lack of coordination. It also affects a number of mental abilities, and some aspects of behavior.
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Huntington's Disease, sometimes known as Huntington's Chorea, is a severe genetic neurological disorder. The Chorea in disease. It affect people mainly in later life, in which by this time they could already have passed it on to their children. there is a 50/50 chance of inheriting this disease.
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'''SYMPTOMS'''
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There are many symptoms of this disease, some of which do not surface untill later life. firstly there are notable changes in movement i.e. Lack of coordination, abnormal bodily movements (shaking, jerking) Secondly there are changes in behaviour, i.e. Mood swings, irratabilaty, and sometimes psychosis.
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'''TREATMENT'''
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There is currently no treatment for the disease itself, but help can be given to help the sufferer to live a normal life, examples include:
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In House M.D., [[House]] orders Thirteen to take a test to determine whether or not she has the disease, but she objects because she would prefer to not know whether or not she actually has it, the reason being that not knowing gives her the ability to summon up the confidence to do things that she wouldn't normally do. In the episode [[House's Head]], Thirteen starts acting strangely and [[House]] quickly gets suspicious. In [[Wilson's heart]] Thirteen is forced to take the test; we see her sat in a dark laboratory testing her self. The results for the test come out positive for the disease, and Thirteen then scrumples up the results and walks away. It is currently unknown whether or not Thirteen actually looked at the results, because the camera doesn't show her looking at them.
 
In House M.D., [[House]] orders Thirteen to take a test to determine whether or not she has the disease, but she objects because she would prefer to not know whether or not she actually has it, the reason being that not knowing gives her the ability to summon up the confidence to do things that she wouldn't normally do. In the episode [[House's Head]], Thirteen starts acting strangely and [[House]] quickly gets suspicious. In [[Wilson's heart]] Thirteen is forced to take the test; we see her sat in a dark laboratory testing her self. The results for the test come out positive for the disease, and Thirteen then scrumples up the results and walks away. It is currently unknown whether or not Thirteen actually looked at the results, because the camera doesn't show her looking at them.

Revision as of 10:26, 2 August 2008

Huntington's Disease, sometimes known as Huntington's Chorea, is a severe genetic neurological disorder. The Chorea in disease. It affect people mainly in later life, in which by this time they could already have passed it on to their children. there is a 50/50 chance of inheriting this disease.


SYMPTOMS


There are many symptoms of this disease, some of which do not surface untill later life. firstly there are notable changes in movement i.e. Lack of coordination, abnormal bodily movements (shaking, jerking) Secondly there are changes in behaviour, i.e. Mood swings, irratabilaty, and sometimes psychosis.

TREATMENT


There is currently no treatment for the disease itself, but help can be given to help the sufferer to live a normal life, examples include:


In House M.D., House orders Thirteen to take a test to determine whether or not she has the disease, but she objects because she would prefer to not know whether or not she actually has it, the reason being that not knowing gives her the ability to summon up the confidence to do things that she wouldn't normally do. In the episode House's Head, Thirteen starts acting strangely and House quickly gets suspicious. In Wilson's heart Thirteen is forced to take the test; we see her sat in a dark laboratory testing her self. The results for the test come out positive for the disease, and Thirteen then scrumples up the results and walks away. It is currently unknown whether or not Thirteen actually looked at the results, because the camera doesn't show her looking at them.