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November 1988

Transient Tic Disorder and the Spectrum of Tourette's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Rochester (NY) School of Medicine.

Arch Neurol. 1988;45(11):1200-1201. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520350038012

• Transient tic disorder (TTD) has not generally been considered part of the spectrum of Tourette's syndrome (TS). We studied a large kindred affected by TS and identified two family members with TTD who are very likely obligate carriers of the TS gene. Our observations indicate that TTD is a possible expression of the TS gene and that individuals with TTD may transmit TS to their offspring.

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