What is the youngest recorded age for HD symptoms?
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Q. What is the youngest age recorded, of someone having symptoms for Huntingtons Disease?
Tyler, Teen, UK
A. Dear Tyler,
Thanks for this very thoughtful question.
The youngest person I ever heard about with the symptoms of HD was 2 years of age. I don’t know if this was ever published in a scientific journal but it was told to me by a very reliable work colleague.
The youngest person with HD symptoms I’ve ever seen in my clinic was 13 years old.
This is a very rare thing, most people don’t start obvious symptoms until their 30s and 40s.