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The rate of Huntington disease progression, as well as the age at onset for symptoms, vary from person to person. Adult-onset Huntington disease most often begins in middle age. Individuals with the juvenile form develop symptoms of Huntington disease when they are young -- before age 20.
There are other variations of Huntington disease distinguished not just by the age at onset, but also by the associated symptoms. For example, some people develop the disease as adults, but without chorea. They may appear rigid and move very little, or not at all, a condition called akinesia.
In general, the duration of Huntington disease ranges from 10 to 30 years. The most common causes of death are infection (most often pneumonia), injuries related to a fall, or other complications.
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