Affiliations: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Correspondence to: Heba M. Mahdy, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University,Cairo, Egypt. Tel.: +20 100 199 4883; E-mails: [email protected]; [email protected].
Abstract: Huntington’s disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder. Involuntary choreaform movements are the main symptom. The prevalence of HD in Arab countries is not fully understood, as there are only a few reports indicating disease incidence. Therefore, there is an urgent need for an investigation to determine the frequency of HD in the Middle East, especially within Arab countries, and at the same time enhance people’s awareness of the disease.
Keywords: Huntington’s disease, prevalence, Arab countries, Middle East