Huntington's chorea

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

Behavioural changes and movement disorder. Blood test awaited.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female
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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Case information

rID: 12618
Case created: 24th Dec 2010
Last edited: 19th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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