Huntington disease

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi


Two years history of unintentional movements with progressive rigidity. Family history of the same disease.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

The MRI demonstrates:

  • enlargement of the frontal horns of the lateral ventricles
  • atrophy of the caudate nuclei
  • prominent putaminal volume loss bilaterally
  • blooming on eSWAN of the basal ganglia most likely due to iron deposition
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Case Discussion

The clinical history and the MRI features are suggestive of Huntington disease.


 Additional contributor: ZE. Boudiaf, MD, CHU Constantine, Algeria

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