Health problems of patients with Huntington’s disease and their impact on daily activity
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Samodzielna Pracownia Rehabilitacji Neurologicznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
Zakład Balneoterapii, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
Dorota Kozak-Putowska   

Samodzielna Pracownia Rehabilitacji Neurologicznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
Med Og Nauk Zdr. 2016;22(2):94–97
Huntington’s disease is an autosomal dominant, inherited, neurodegenerative disorder that manifests with progressive motor, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. Huntington’s disease is a physically, psychologically and socially devastating disorder. Depending at what stage of the disease in the patient, preclinical or clinical, health problems are more or less severe. Progressive motor symptoms hinder the independent daily functioning, whereas depression, psychiatric and cognitive dysfunctions are the reason of isolation and avoidance of contact with the environment. At present, there is no effective treatment for the disease, and the drugs applied in therapy have many adverse effects. This leads to progressive failure, depending on caregivers, and consequently to death.
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