Huntington Disease Quiz

By Sinovic, Dianna 
March 21, 2017

Take the Huntington Disease Quiz

It has been more than 40 years since singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie died of Huntington disease (HD). He had been misdiagnosed for years—he'd even been labeled an alcoholic. Since that time, much has been learned about HD. The following quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, provides essential information on this devastating disease.

1. Huntington disease is also known as:
2. HD primarily affects which body system?
3. What causes the brain cell damage in HD patients?
4. In which age group does HD usually first appear?
5. HD is an inherited illness, passed on from one generation to another. If a parent has HD, what's the chance of a child developing HD?
6. Early symptoms of HD include which of the following?
7. How is HD diagnosed?
8. How is HD treated?


March 21, 2017


Huntington disease: Clinical features and diagnosis. UpToDate., Ross CA, Margolis RL. Huntington Disease. Chap. 125. Neuropsychopharmacology: The Fifth Generation of Progress. 2002, pp. 1817-29.

Reviewed By:  

Shelat, Amit, MD,Turley, Raymond Kent, BSN, MSN, RN