This new infographic from Rare Disease Report provides 5 little-known facts about the Huntington's disease that might not necessarily be covered in news articles.
Huntington's disease (HD) is a life-threatening neurodegenerative disease caused by an unbalanced cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) repeat expansion in the Huntingtin gene (HTT), which leads to the production of the toxic huntingtin (mHTT) protein. The mutant mHTT protein progressively destroys neurons in the brain, leading to a rapid decline in neuromuscular and cognitive abilities.
With help from advocacy organizations like the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA), and the leading doctors and scientists dedicating themselves to research of the condition, Rare Disease Report tries to keep its audience at the forefront with the latest news from the HD space. This new infographic provides 5 little-known facts about the condition that might not necessarily be covered in news articles.