The diagnosis of Huntington's disease

S. E. Folstein, R. J. Leigh, I. M. Parhad, M. F. Folstein

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Abstract

We investigated all patients in Maryland reported to have Huntington's disease (HD), and found considerable diagnostic inaccuracy. Fifteen percent of cases reported as HD actually had some other diagnosable condition; 11% of cases that met diagnostic criteria for HD had been given some other diagnosis. Diagnostic errors could be reduced by documentation of the family history by systematic interviewing of relatives and by demonstration of the characteristic disorder of voluntary movement in addition to chorea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1279-1283
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume36
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Huntington Disease
Chorea
Movement Disorders
Diagnostic Errors
Documentation

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Folstein, S. E., Leigh, R. J., Parhad, I. M., & Folstein, M. F. (1986). The diagnosis of Huntington's disease. Neurology, 36(10), 1279-1283.

The diagnosis of Huntington's disease. / Folstein, S. E.; Leigh, R. J.; Parhad, I. M.; Folstein, M. F.

In: Neurology, Vol. 36, No. 10, 01.01.1986, p. 1279-1283.

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Folstein, SE, Leigh, RJ, Parhad, IM & Folstein, MF 1986, 'The diagnosis of Huntington's disease', Neurology, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 1279-1283.
Folstein SE, Leigh RJ, Parhad IM, Folstein MF. The diagnosis of Huntington's disease. Neurology. 1986 Jan 1;36(10):1279-1283.
Folstein, S. E. ; Leigh, R. J. ; Parhad, I. M. ; Folstein, M. F. / The diagnosis of Huntington's disease. In: Neurology. 1986 ; Vol. 36, No. 10. pp. 1279-1283.
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