Regional cortical thinning in preclinical Huntington disease and its relationship to cognition.

Neurology 2005 Sep;65(5):745-7

Department of Neurology, Center for Neuroimaging of Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

The authors studied presymptomatic individuals with the Huntington disease (HD) mutation to determine whether cortical thinning was present. They found thinning that was regionally selective, semi-independent of striatal volume loss, and correlated with cognitive performance. Early, extensive cortical involvement occurs during the preclinical stages of HD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000174432.87383.87DOI Listing
September 2005

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