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TUESDAY, AUG 5, 2014 - 3:30 PM PST/6:30 PM EST

Swallowing difficulty and Huntington's disease

Posted August 3, 2014, by LaVonne Goodman, M.D.

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a big problem in Huntington's disease (HD), but surprisingly little is known about it.  It is not known how early it begins, or how symptoms and swallowing dysfunction progress over the stages of HD.  Further, even less is known about techniques that might prevent, alleviate or treat it.  As such, we welcome the recent attention given this symptom by investigators from Europe.

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