It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 17, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Huntington's Disease.
There is no cure for Huntington's disease and treatment will not change the course of the disease. Medications are used to alleviate movement and psychiatric disorders. Management usually involves a team including doctor, psychiatrist, neurologist and dietitian. Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy are treatment options. Medications to control mood changes as well as movement are also given. Confirmation of diagnosis is done by a genetic blood test.