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Huntington disease

Case contributed by G Balachandran
Diagnosis almost certain

Presentation

Behavioral changes and movement disorder. Blood test awaited.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

mri

Bilateral caudate nuclei and putamen atrophy and also mild increase T2/FLAIR signal noted.

Case Discussion

A female was referred for evaluation of chorea. Her CT/MR images showed bilateral caudate nuclei atrophy with changes in the frontal horns. Huntington gene was positive with three repeats, consistent with Huntington disease. 

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