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July 1983

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning With Features of Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Neurology Service, Brockton (Mass) Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(7):443-444. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050070073019

• A previously healthy 58-year-old man had severe carbon monoxide poisoning. Following a comatose state, tics of the head, coprolalia, fits of shouting, and abnormal vocal utterances developed. In addition to the signs of diffuse encephalopathy, he had some of the features associated with idiopathic Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. The computed tomographic scan showed ventricular enlargement and low-density areas in the basal ganglia.

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