Somatosensory Phenomena in Huntington’s Disease
Albin R L~~Young A B
Sensory symptoms are generally not associated with Huntington’s disease. The authors describe two patients with Huntinton’s who had painful somatosensory symptoms; one also had auditory hallucinations. No other cause could be found for these symptoms. Both patients also suffered from significant depression & one of the patients committed suicide. The authors thus recommend that Huntington’s patients with significant sensory complaints be carefully monitored for the development of depression.