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Cas Lek Cesk. 1997 Jun 26;136(13):399-404.

[Tics and Tourette's syndrome].

[Article in Czech]

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  • 1Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.


This article is reviewing current knowledge of Tourette's syndrome (TS) including its clinical picture, pathophysiology, genetics and treatment. The semiology of TS is characterized with various types of motor and vocal tics and associated pathological behaviors as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Recent pathophysiological and genetic data confirm organic character of the condition. Treatment strategies are proposed with regard to prevailing type of symptoms.

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