Help me find a specific disease for a story?

Hi!

I'm a writer! Nothing you'd probably know, but I like to think I'm alright. I'm working on a new long form fiction piece, and I'm planning to have a character fall ill and eventually die as a plot point. Problem is, this is a realistic, modern setting and I have no idea what disease to write him with.

I'm looking for something;

-Degenerative

-Genetic/Hereditary

-Fatal

-Emphasis on loss of physical/mental fuction towards the end

-Harsh, fast slope between asymptomatic and death. (Within the span of a few months.)

Character is a late 30's male in slightly above average physical shape, no smoking, moderate drinking.

Thank you so much for your help!

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  • Dj2541
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    The  first disease  that  comes  to mind is Huntingtons Chorea, it  will tick  all  your  boxes.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Sounds like a terrible book. 

  • 1 month ago

    Alzheimers fits, it can be early onset.

    Muscular dystrophy is another. 

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