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Huntington's Disease (HD)

Survivability of Huntington's Disease (HD)

HD is a fatal disease, and usually runs its course between 10 and 30 years after symptoms appear, though for juvenile HD patients, death occurs more quickly, usually in about 10 years. Most of the time, patients in the final stages of HD die from complications such as pneumonia or heart disease. Huntington’s disease patients are also at higher risk of choking (as in the latter stages of the disease, they can have difficulty swallowing), gastrointestinal diseases and suicide. 

Locations for Huntington's Disease (HD)