Case #2 Hunting’s Disease
For this assignment (Part 2 of the “Case Study”), write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) incorporating genetics information learned from assigned readings in Topics 1-3.
Include the following:
1. Describe if chromosomal analysis is/was indicated.
2. Detail the causes of the disorder.
3. Describe the disorder in terms of its origin as either a single gene inheritance, or as a complex inheritance and considerations for practice and patient education.
4. Analyze the gene mutation of the disease, as well as whether it is acquired or inherited, and how the mutation occurs.
Case #2 Huntington’s disease
Huntington’s disease better known as Huntington chorea (HD). This disease effects men and women equal, with death is the end results of the illness related to respiratory complication due to aspiration.
This Chromosomal disorder of Huntington’s disease is degenerative neurologic disorder that is autosomal dominant and affects about 50% of and client offspring.
Around the world, thousands of this illness Huntington’s disease effects abouts 5-10 out of 100,000 individuals. There does not appear to be a difference in the numbers for men and women while some variance is recorded for ethnic groups and geographical locations.
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. (www.hdsa.org.)