A case-note review of continued pregnancies found to be at a high risk of Huntington’s disease: considerations for clinical practice

@article{Wadrup2019ACR,
  title={A case-note review of continued pregnancies found to be at a high risk of Huntington’s disease: considerations for clinical practice},
  author={Felicity Wadrup and Simon Holden and Rhona Macleod and Zosia H. Miedzybrodzka and Andrea H. Nemeth and Shan Owens and Sara Pasalodos and Oliver W J Quarrell and Angus J Clarke},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-10}
}
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a severe neurodegenerative condition that impacts the whole family. Prenatal diagnosis by direct or exclusion testing is available for couples at risk of transmitting HD to their children. An ethical problem can arise after prenatal diagnosis for HD if a known ‘high risk’ pregnancy is continued to term: international guidelines emphasise that this situation should be avoided where possible, as it removes the resulting child’s future right to make an informed… CONTINUE READING
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