Aspiration pneumonia and death in Huntington’s disease

  title={Aspiration pneumonia and death in Huntington’s disease},
  author={Anne-Wil Heemskerk and Raymund A. C. Roos},
  booktitle={PLoS currents},
Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative autosomal dominant disease characterized by choreatic and hypokinetic movements, disturbed behaviour, and cognitive decline. Pneumonia is the most common cause of death, followed by cardiovasculair diseases. It has been suggested that choking is the causative underlying factor for pneumonia in HD. As a detailed specification of the type of pneumonia has never been performed, we analyzed the records of our Brain Bank containing 224… CONTINUE READING


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