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Good evening. My mom found out she had Huntington's chorea in 2004, as her 3 brothers did. She underwent genetic tests that confirmed the disease. Since then she has always refused any treatment. On 27/11/2016 she was affected by cerebral…
Good morning, I'm a psychotherapist with cognitive-behavioral orientation. Recently, I was assigned a task in an integrated facility, with guests mainly suffering from Alzheimer's disease, senile dementia and oligophrenia. Average age 75…
Good morning, I’ll try to explain myself in the best possible way: my partner's grandfather and mother are affected by Huntington's chorea, but my partner did not want to undergo the test (choice that I respect); now I am pregnant and we…
Who should I contact to get the RF0080 rare disease exemption certificate? A general practitioner or a neurologist? Thank you
Should a person affected by Huntington's Chorea who is living a normal life and also practices non-agonistic anaerobic sports make a specialist sports medical certificate or just the sports medical certificate that is usually made by the…
Hi, I wanted to know if a child has a 50% chance of inheriting the gene of the disease, it means that if he or she has not inherited it is a healthy person and so will not transmit it?
Good morning, I wanted a confirmation that is, if the disease does not skip generations, does it mean that the firstborn certainly receives the gene while the others probably will (50%)? What is the probability of the disease manifesting itself?…
IS HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE HEREDITARY? WHAT BLOOD TEST (AND ITS COST) SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT TO CHECK FOR THE PRESENCE OF HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE? THANK YOU
Hi, my name is Matteo. Given my current condition, which has worsened in recent years, without the cure, i would like to know how many years of life i have before i die. it's a legitimate request, I'm not depressed and i don't have…
Good evening, how can you counteract fatigue and the sleep-wake rhythm in a person affected by Huntington’s Disease? My sister hasn't gotten back on her feet since she was admitted to hospital. Thank you
Good evening, I'd like to have some information, if possible! I must say that the discovery of this disease (unfortunately too late), occurred, through my grandfather, who only after 12 years of aggressiveness, malaise, irritability and…
Good morning we are in Venezuela, my mother has the disease. How can we receive help and care and the allowance in Italy? We have an Italian nationality
Good evening, my mother-in-law is at risk for Huntington's Disease: her 2 sisters are sick, she is fine at the moment but despite being 75 years old I know that the risk remains since she will never do the test (she is convinced that she is…
Hello Doctor I have a question... shortly after mom got sick I started to suffer from fasciculations all over my body... from the face to the back, to buttocks to legs and arms... I have to say that at the beginning I had them every day for the…
Hello doctor I forgot to add a part to the previous question ... talking about symptoms of the disease, obsessive disorders, fasciculations as in my case... do these symptoms get worse over time or might they even disappear or stay at the same for…
Hi, looking at the list of new LEAs on the OMAR website, I didn't find the one related to HD. Maybe it hasn't been recognized as a rare disease? Thank you Best regards
I need help ... my mother-in-law is affected by chorea and also 1 of his 4 children .... 1 of which was married with me .... his continuous attitudes ... violence and wickedness led me to ask for separation and get away from him ... I sought help…
Hi, my mother suffers from Huntington's Chorea and is already being followed by Prof. Squitieri. Personally I never wanted to undergo the genetic test, I’d like also to ask a question for my daughter of 5 years. As you know, Minister Lorenzin…
Hi, I am 18 years old and reading about this disease I realized that I have many of its symptoms. At the age of 16, I developed a craze to pull my hair in a convulsive way, my level of attention has dropped a lot (I notice this from the…
Good morning Doctor, my partner and I are trying to have a child. Unfortunately my partner's dad died at the age of 68 from an infection. He had been suffering from Huntington’s Chorea for a few years. Fairly enough, my partner doesn't…
Hello, my mother has been suffering from Huntington’s Chorea for more than 10 years I wanted to know if I can contract the disease too, I am 23 years old and I have no symptoms, neither the initial ones, and what exams I could do to know if I have…
My father has been suffering from chorea for a long time, the genetic test is from 2010. He has been spending some time in the morning at a Day Care Center. On his way home, my father has been caught up in a growing frenzy so that he would…
Good afternoon, I would like to know your opinion on a distressing situation that is becoming unsustainable. I live with my boyfriend, we’ve been together for two years, and he has always been a very "blocked" person even though he left…
Hello. What do I have to do to take the test for Huntington’s Chorea? Do I need to book it or can I just show up at your center? Are there any special precautions before the test? For example, should I go on an empty stomach? Thank you.