Huntington's chorea is a disease that is a progressive, degenerative neurological disorder that slowly takes away a persons ability to walk, talk, and reason. In the cases I'…ve seen the onset hits earlier in women than in men. Two examples are my aunt and my uncle. (These are my mothers older siblings.) My aunt started showing signs in her mid-30s, just like her mother, and also just like her mother, she passed away within 10 years of the official diagnoses. My uncle started showing signs in his late-30s or early-40s and lasted close to 15 years after his official diagnoses. There are things that can slow down the progression of the disease, but there is no cure. This disease has a 50/50 chance of being spread to the children of a couple where only one has the disease. But in the almost unheard of instance where 2 carriers have a child, it is 100%, that child will also have the gene. And then there is the chance that this child's signs will start to show in the late teens and early 20s. My mom and her younger brother were tested almost immediately after the onset and official diagnoses of their older siblings. (The latter were diagnosed within months of each other.) Niether are carriers. So I am not a carrier. While this is a good thing for my family and the families they will have, I worry everyday about the my cousins. My aunts daughter, who is my oldest cousin, was diagnosed at 35 and now at 39 lives in a nursing home. Her symptoms started to show a lot earlier than my aunts and I know we may only have 7 or 8 years left with her. It makes me sad for her daughter. And incredibly worried for her too. ( Full Answer )
huntington's chorea: .
it's an autosomal dominant inherited disease .
it causes the degeneration of neurons mainly in caudate nucleus, which then will cause the wideni…ng of anterior horns of your lateral ventricles .
syndenham's chorea: .
it might affect children suffering from rheumatic fever .
involuntary movements are transient and followed by full recovery ( Full Answer )
The diagnosis of Sydenham's chorea is usually based on a combination of a recent history of a streptococcal infection and the doctor's observation of the patient's involuntary… movements. ( Full Answer )
Most patients with Sydenham's chorea recover after a period of bed rest and temporary limitation of normal activities. In most cases, the symptoms disappear gradually rather t…han stopping abruptly. ( Full Answer )
Choreas are abnormal movements that are irregular, involuntary, nonrhymical, abrupt, rapid, and nonsustained jerking, which continuously flow from one body part to another. Mo…vements are isolated, brief, and infrequent. ( Full Answer )
Chorea is an old name for Huntington's Disease. It is genetically transmitted from parent to child. The only way to get HD is to inherit the gene that causes it from one of yo…ur parents that also had HD. ( Full Answer )