European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 148, Issue 5, pp 447–449 | Cite as

DNA analysis in juvenile Huntington disease

  • M. Schömig-Spingler
  • J. Hammer
  • K. Kruse
Medical Genetics


We report a 6-year-old boy with a positive family history of Huntington disease (HD), who presented with ambiguous neurological and psychiatric symptoms. The suspected diagnosis of HD was confirmed by DNA analysis. This new method is very helpful when the first signs of HD cannot be clearly interpreted.

Key words

Huntington disease DNA analysis 



Huntington disease


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Schömig-Spingler
    • 1
  • J. Hammer
    • 2
  • K. Kruse
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitäts-KinderklinikWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Medizinische Genetik der UniversitätSwitzerland

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