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Huntington disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • HD
  • Huntington's chorea
  • Huntington's disease
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How is Huntington disease inherited?

Huntington disease is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. This means that one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. Click here to learn more about autosomal dominant inheritance. 
Last updated: 2/25/2010