La maladie de Huntington est une affection dégénérative du cerveau d’origine I -Présentation de la chorée de Huntington et description de ses troubles. La clozapine, antipsychotique atypique, semble efficace sur les symptômes psychotiques liés à la chorée de Huntington. Nous rapportons le cas d’une patiente. PDF | On, R. de Diego Balaguer and others published ASPECTS CLINIQUES ET NEUROPSYCHOLOGIQUES DE LA MALADIE DE HUNTINGTON.

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It is not inherited according to sex, but the length of the repeated section of the gene and hence its severity can be influenced by the humtington of the affected parent.

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Individuals with both genes affected are rare. Archived from the original on 8 September If the repeat is present in a healthy gene, a dynamic mutation may increase the repeat count and result in a defective gene. The clinical improvment was associated with plasma levels of clozapine which have been recognized as in therapeutic ranges by previous studies. CCTG Myotonic dystrophy type 2. You can move this window by clicking on the headline.

Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Archived from the original on 3 May It interacts with proteins which are involved in transcription, cell signalingand intracellular transporting. Retrieved 17 March Problems with mood, mental abilities, coordination, jerky body movements [1] [2]. The largest risk is pneumoniawhich causes death in one third of those with HD.


Personality disorder Impulse control disorder Kleptomania Trichotillomania Pyromania Dermatillomania Factitious disorder Munchausen syndrome. Medical diagnosis of the onset of HD can be made following the appearance of physical symptoms specific to the disease. Even before the onset of symptoms, genetic testing can confirm if an individual or embryo carries an chroee copy of the trinucleotide repeat in the HTT gene that causes the disease.

Rehabilitation chorde the late stage aims to compensate for motor and functional losses. Archived PDF from the original on 23 March Journal of the History of the Neurosciences.

Archived from the original on 8 October Genetic counseling is available to provide advice and guidance throughout the testing procedure, and on the implications of a confirmed diagnosis. The rate of occurrence is highest in peoples of Western European descent, averaging around 7 perpeople, and is lower in the rest of hutnington world; e.

HTT also facilitates vesicular transport and synaptic transmission and controls neuronal gene transcription. Archived from the original on 4 July Early damage is most evident in the striatumbut as the disease progresses, other areas of the brain are also more conspicuously affected.

Several pathways by which mHTT may cause cell death have been identified. The remaining variation is attributed to environment and other genes that modify the mechanism of HD. Archived from the original on 28 June An amniocentesis can be performed if the pregnancy is hhuntington along, within 14—18 weeks. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Postpartum depression Postpartum psychosis.


The late onset of Huntington’s disease means it does not usually affect reproduction. These include chorea acanthocytosis and pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration. Archived from the original on 2 March Common consequences are physical instability, abnormal facial expression, and difficulties chewing, swallowingand speaking.

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Gene silencing experiments in mouse models have shown huntingtln when the expression of mHTT is reduced, symptoms improve. In addition, in at-risk pregnancies due to an affected male partner, non-invasive prenatal diagnosis can be performed by analyzing cell-free fetal DNA in a blood sample taken from the mother via venipuncture between six and twelve weeks of pregnancy.

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Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy Huntington’s disease Kennedy disease Spinocerebellar ataxia 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 17 Machado-Joseph disease. Color Atlas of Genetics 2nd ed. Among the approaches aimed at improving cell survival in the presence of mutant huntingtin are correction of transcriptional regulation using histone deacetylase inhibitorsmodulating aggregation of huntingtin, improving metabolism and mitochondrial function and restoring function of synapses.