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UC San Diego’s Huntington’s disease (HD) program is designated a Center of Excellence by the Huntingon’s Disease Society of America. Under the direction of Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD, our clinical research program was among the first west of the Mississippi to receive this honor in 2000.
The onset of HD typically strikes individuals during their most productive adult years, between the ages of 30 and 50, but may appear as early as the age of two or as late as the age of 70. Even within a single family the onset age of symptoms and the type of symptoms at onset may varyfrom one person to another .
More than a quarter million Americans are at risk of inheriting HD from an affected parent. An individual who inherits the gene mutation will develop the disease. HD does not skip generations. It affects all races and ethnic groups and both sexes. Each child of an HD-affected parent has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the disorder.
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