Huntington's disease is a dominant hereditary neurodegenerative process, related to abnormalities in the chromosome 4p 16.3. The disease is worldwide in distribution, however, it predominates in certain races and in some geographical regions. To date, there have been no reports of Huntington disease in countries of the Caribbean basin. We report 10 Cuban patients with Huntington's disease emphasizing on the presence of this condition in our country. The mean age of our patients was 48 years, and their clinical manifestations did not differ from those reported in the literature. Interestingly, we found increased CSF concentrations of methyl-hydrosy-propyl-glycol as well as decreased levels of 5-hydrosy-indol-acetic acid.
|Número de páginas
|Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurologia
|Publicada - 1996
|Publicado de forma externa