How is Huntington disease differentiated from tardive dyskinesia (TD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Postural instability is common in Huntington disease but uncommon in neuroleptic-induced TD. Unlike TD, Huntington disease appears with chorea in the face and the proximal extremities. The term chorea implies a dancelike distinctive gait.


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