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Poster Title: Huntington's Disease And Forensic Risk Factors In Females
Submitted on 11 Sep 2014
Author(s): Elvina M. Chu1/2, Mari O'Neill', Debashish Das Purkayasthal & Caroline Knight
Affiliations: 1Kemsley Division, St Andrew's, Billing Rd, Northampton, NN1 5DG, UK 2The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG
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Abstract: The following case series documents three females admitted to an in-patient unit. All three females had positive HD gene tests and all three had diverse forensic histories. It is recognised that males with HD have an increased forensic risk (Jensen, 1998) but these three cases highlight that HD may also be a forensic risk factor in females. Summary: The following case series documents three females admitted to an in-patient unit. All three females had positive HD gene tests and all three had diverse forensic histories. It is recognised that males with HD have an increased forensic risk (Jensen, 1998) but these three cases highlight that HD may also be a forensic risk factor in females. References: Jensen et al., (1998) Crime in Huntington's disease: a study of registered offences among patients, relatives, and controls. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry;65:467-471Report abuse »
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