Westphal disease


Westphal disease: A condition that is closely associated with Huntington's disease and is a clinical variant of it.


Rigidity Hypokinesia Bradykinesia Behavioural difficulties Concentration difficulties


Dystonia 12 - bradykinesia Functional disorders Pallidopyramidal syndrome - bradykinesia Parkinson disease 1 - bradykinesia Parkinson's disease Catatonic syndrome due to other CNS causes Catatonic schizophrenia Neuroleptic induced catatonia


Diagnosis is based on a characteristic clinical history: progressive chorea and dementia, onset in early middle age (35 to 4), and confirmation of a genetic link. Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrate brain atrophy. Molecular genetics may detect the gene for Huntington’s disease in people at risk while they’re still asymptomatic.