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A Case of Huntingtons Disease with No Family History and with No takers for Genetic tests in Family- A Case Report

Journal: University Journal of Medicine and Medical Specialities (Vol.5, No. 8)

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Page : 44-45

Keywords : Huntington's disease; family history; Huntingtin gene; genetic test; pre-symptomatic; Screening;

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This case report describes family of a middle aged woman diagnosed with Huntingtons disease. The family of seven siblings and three children was educated about the illness and the available genetic tests for screening pre-symptomatic persons. They decided not to screen any of the relatives. The factors affecting decision making in genetic screening are discussed. Huntington's disease, family history, Huntingtin gene, genetic test, pre-symptomatic, Screening

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