Spotlight on Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Huntington Disease Information

Spotlight on Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Huntingtonapos;s Disease — a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is no cure or treatment — slowly diminishes an affected individualapos;s ability to walk, talk and reason. This disease affects young and old alike. Currently, one out of every 10000 Americans has HD and approximately 200000 Americans are at risk for developing the disease. The first step of moving toward developing an effective treatment is to understand how the disease works. One of those dedicated to advancing knowledge of HD is Dr. Madeline Harrison, Director of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Center of Excellence at the University of Virginia. Dr. Harrison sat down with Community Health Charities to discuss the work HDSA is doing to fight the disease, the progress being made by those dedicated to HD research and a bill that HDSA is currently advocating to the US Congress. Be sure to watch this insightful interview with Dr. Harrison to learn more about HDSA and their efforts to bring hope to the lives of those with HD. About HDSA The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is a national, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntingtonapos;s Disease and their families. HDSA’s mission is to promote and support research and medical efforts to eradicate HD, assist people and families affected by HD to cope with the problems presented by the disease, and educate the public and health professionals about HD. Through 12
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Question by hellothereeveryone: Question about huntington’s disease. . .?
I am doing a project for my biology class. And i was wondering if Hunter syndrome is a shortened form of Huntington’s disease?

If you could please help me find information on this subject, that would be wonderful! Links would be great! thanks!!!

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Answer by just wondering
i don’t believe that they are the same.
look up both of them on wikipedia. it said Huntington’s disease, known historically as Huntington’s chorea and chorea major, is a rare genetic neurological disorder inherited by 3 to 7 per 100,000 people of Western European descent. Hunter syndrome, or mucopolysaccharoidosis Type II, is a lysosomal storage disease caused by a deficient (or absent) enzyme, iduronate-2-sulfatase (I2S).

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