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What I am about to tell you is NOT historical fiction. The reason HD is prevalent in the USA is that members of the Pilgrim Fathers on the Mayflower carried the gene to the new world. There was even a member of Medieval Edward The First's family who allegedly suffered from it.
Huntington's disease, what is it?
Huntington's affects around 30,000 Americans and many more throughout the world.
Since the first descriptions of chorea in the Middle Ages, medicine has been captivated by the mysterious appearance of patients suffering from contortions of the body. Many innocent victims were persecuted and even tried as witches as the medical community struggled to arrive at a better understanding of Huntington's disease.
The condition used to be called Huntington's Chorea, because the involuntary movements made by patients with the disease can appear to be like jerky dancing - "chorea" comes from the Greek word chorea meaning "dancing". The English word "choreography" also comes from the Greek word chorea.
Huntington's disease (HD) affects both men and women equally and more commonly appears during middle-age.
According to the Department of Health, UK, there are about 6,000 people in the UK with the disease. The Huntington's Society of America says 1 in every 10,000 Americans has the disease - 30,000 people.
It is estimated that at least 150,000 other Americans have a 50% risk of developing HD, while thousands of their relatives carry a degree of risk too.