Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Huntington's Disease Underlying Cause

Huntington's disease is an inherited disorder that results in damage to nerve tissue in the brain.

Doctors refer to the illness as an autosomal dominant disorder. This means that only one copy of the defective gene (from either parent), is necessary to produce the disease.

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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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