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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 385894, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/385894
Case Report

Huntington's Disease: Two-Year Observational Follow-Up of Executive Function Evaluation with CNS Vital Signs Test in an Adult Patient

1Laboratory of Panic and Respiration (LABPR), Instituto de Psiquiatria (IPUB), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ, Brazil
2National Institute of Science Technology Translational Medicine (INCT-TM), Brazil
3Instituto de Psiquiatria (IPUB), Centro de Ciências da Saúde (CCS), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Av. Venceslau Brás, 71 Praia Vermelha, Cep 22290-140, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
4Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói, RJ, Brazil
5Severino Sombra University (USS), Vassouras, RJ, Brazil
6Laboratory of Thanatology and Psychometrics, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói, RJ, Brazil
7Rio de Janeiro Brazil Association of Huntington, Brazil
8Medical School and Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

Received 29 July 2011; Revised 4 October 2011; Accepted 19 October 2011

Academic Editor: Walter Schulz-Schaeffer

Copyright © 2011 Anna Lucia Spear King et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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