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March 1973

Familial Occurrence of Gilles de la Tourette SyndromeReport of the Syndrome Occurring in a Father and Son

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the UCLA School of Medicine and the Brentwood VA Center for Psychosocial Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1973;28(3):326-328. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1973.01750330028004

Two cases of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome occurring in a man and his son represent the first time this condition has been reported in two closely related family members. The history of this syndrome and diagnostic criteria are reviewed. Genetic, constitutional, and dynamic factors contributing to etiology are discussed critically.