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Huntington’s disease (HD)

Huntington’s disease (HD), also known as Huntington’s chorea, is an inherited disorder that results in death of brain cells. The earliest symptoms are often subtle problems with mood or mental abilities. A general lack of coordination and an unsteady gait often follow. As the disease advances, uncoordinated, jerky body movements become more apparent. Physical abilities gradually worsen until coordinated movement becomes difficult and the person is unable to talk. Mental abilities generally decline into dementia.

The specific symptoms vary somewhat between people. Symptoms usually begin between 30 and 50 years of age; but can start at any age. The disease may develop earlier in life in each successive generation. About eight percent of cases start before the age of 20 years and typically present with symptoms more similar to Parkinson’s disease. People with HD often underestimate the degree of their problems.

Treatments

There is no cure for HD. The best evidence for treatment of the movement problems is with tetrabenazine and austedo.

More Information

please visit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America at https://hdsa.org/

please visit the Movement Disorder Society at https://www.movementdisorders.org/

Products We Offer

Immune Globulin Therapy

Immune globulin is made from pooled plasma collected from thousands of donors and treated to remove contaminants to ensure product safety and integrity. Containing antibodies against a broad spectrum of bacteria and viruses, IVIG is administered intravenously and is used primarily to treat three categories of illnesses: primary immune deficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases and certain neurological disorders.
  • Carimune® NFCSL
    Behring
  • Flebogamma® DIF 5%
    Grifols
  • Flebogamma® DIF 10%
    Grifols
  • GAMMAGARD S/D
    Takeda
  • GAMMAGARD S/D (IGA<1 MCG/ML)
    Takeda
  • GAMMAGARD LIQUID
    Takeda
  • GAMMAKED™
    Kedrion
  • Gamunex®-C
    Grifols
  • Octagam® 5%
    Octapharma
  • Octagam® 10%
    Octapharma
  • Privigen®CSL
    Behring
  • Panzyga®
    Pfizer
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Corticosteroids

Contact CSI Pharmacy for more information on Corticosteroids.

Austedo

Tetrabenazine