Benign hereditary chorea

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Synonyms: BHC | Benign familial chorea

A rare genetic movement disorder characterized by early-onset very slowly progressive choreiform movements that may involve variable parts of the body typically aggravated by stress or anxiety in various members of a family. Additional variable manifestations include hypotonia often resulting in psychomotor delay (including gait disturbances) and dysarthria as well as myoclonus dystonia behavioral symptoms (ADHD obsessive-compulsive disorder) learning difficulties (particularly in writing) and spasticity with hyperreflexia and/or flexor/extensor plantar reflexes.

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Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

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HD Reach is working to improve the care and quality of life of those affected by Huntington’s disease. Founded as a nonprofit in 2009, we provide connections to medical providers, referrals to local services, care management, family support, education, and anonymous genetic testing.

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