Annals of Movement Disorders

CASE REPORTS
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 153--156

Huntington’s disease presenting as adult-onset tourettism: a case report


Mitesh Chandarana, Udit Saraf, Kalikavil Puthanveedu Divya, Syam Krishnan 
 Comprehensive Care Centre for Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Syam Krishnan
Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
India

Huntington’s disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant progressive neurodegenerative disease, caused by trinucleotide repeat expansion (CAG) in the Huntingtin gene (HTT) on chromosome 4. It is typically characterized by the combination of chorea with or without other extrapyramidal symptoms, oculomotor abnormalities, cognitive decline, and neuropsychiatric manifestations. However, HD consists of considerable phenotypic variability. Though chorea is the most common extrapyramidal manifestation, it is also associated with other movement disorders such as dystonia, myoclonus, tics, parkinsonism, and ataxia.


How to cite this article:
Chandarana M, Saraf U, Divya KP, Krishnan S. Huntington’s disease presenting as adult-onset tourettism: a case report.Ann Mov Disord 2021;4:153-156


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Chandarana M, Saraf U, Divya KP, Krishnan S. Huntington’s disease presenting as adult-onset tourettism: a case report. Ann Mov Disord [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Nov 30 ];4:153-156
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