Anna Kent Physical disability clinical specialist, Physical Disability Resource Team, Bletchley Therapy Unit, Milton Keynes NHS Primary Care Trust, Milton Keynes
Huntington’s disease is a complex degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. Although it is a rare condition, nurses are ideally placed to assess and manage patients with the disease, while also providing information and support to family members. This article discusses the cause and symptoms, explains the method of diagnosis and outlines the role of the nurse in caring for patients with Huntington’s disease.
Nursing Standard. 18, 32,45-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.04.18.32.45.c3596
Published in print: 21 April 2004Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review