Huntington's Korea or Huntington's disease is a pathology of the nervous central system that provokes involuntary movements those who are named Korea or San Vito's evil, changes of conduct, psychiatric alterations and dementia. It thinks that it is a slightly frequent disease among the caucasian ones (1 every 100,000 or 200,000 persons), except in Venezuela that has the highest rate of the world (1 every 10,000). It is named badly of San Vito because he was the saint, the one that was evoked to treat this type of disease. It is a neurodegenerative disease and is accompanied of atrophy of the fluted body and loss of neurons on decrease of neurotransmitters. Members’ spasmodic movements and facial muscles as dance, uncoordination motorboat. These movements woke fear and superstition up in an epoch. Alterations motorboats attitude, march and abnormal movements. Loss of weight for faults in swallowing besides the loss of calories (approximately 4000 daily ones for the constant movement). Not only it is a disease motorboat, the patient loses aptitude to communicate and dies in 10-15 years. There are psychiatric symptoms as the depression, changes of personality, decrease of intellectual capacity and suicide. Let's sense beforehand a clinical case of a 69-year-old patient with psychiatric depressive precedents of years of evolution with treatment psychopharmacology and worsening in last 2 years. Treatment is prescribed with antipsychotic and before a not well-taken quake, is studied by neurology who diagnoses Huntington's disease.
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