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natjev
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I would like to know if you are diagnosed with Huntington's Disease is there a chance that you will never get any symptom's? 

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Posted : 21/12/2022 11:31 am
Sally
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Hi natjev, 

The onset of symptoms is dependent on your CAG repeat as Huntington’s disease is caused by a fault on one of these genes – the huntingtin gene which is on chromosome 4, a chromosome we all possess. This fault changes the way the body functions and for people with Huntington’s disease results in brain cell death. A healthy gene will contain 35 or less CAG repeats.  Between 36-39 CAG repeats is considered a “grey area” as some people will develop symptoms of HD, others will not develop symptoms, and children of these people still have 50% risk of inheriting the disease. Repeats of 40 and above will unfortunately develop symptoms of HD at some point.

I have added a link below to Huntinton's Victoria website for further info on this.

https://huntingtonsvic.org.au/genetics/

I hope this helps.

 
Posted : 22/03/2023 9:47 am
LauraC
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Hi everyone. My husband is thinking of getting tested for huntingtons. We live in Geelong are there any places near us? 

 
Posted : 05/10/2023 12:00 pm

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