ENROLL-HD -A Prospective Registry Study in a Global Huntington's Disease Cohort

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Investigator: Michael D. Geschwind, MD, PhD
Sponsor: CHDI Foundation, Inc

Location(s): Argentina; Chile; Australia

Description

Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that will integrate two existing Huntington's Disease (HD) registries, REGISTRY in Europe and COHORT in North America and Australia, while also expanding to include sites in Latin America and Asia. With no end date and annual assessments, the goal of Enroll-HD is to build a large and rich database of longitudinal clinical information and biospecimens. This database will serve as a basis for future studies aimed at developing tools and biomarkers for progression and prognosis, identifying clinically relevant phenotypic characteristics, and establishing clearly defined endpoints for interventional studies.

Patients with HD and their family members will be recruited from specialty clinics (Human Genetics, Neurology, Psychiatry) that advise and treat people affected by HD. In addition, in some areas community clinics and neurologists who see HD patients will recruit participants for this study.Participants may also receive information about the study through a website, clinical practices, support groups, advocacy newsletters, etc. and place a direct request to be considered for participation in the study. Community controls will be identified, using advertisements, flyers and newsletters, by study site staff with the support of the Enroll-HD operational staff.