The Tourette’s syndrome: clinical case
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clinical case, Tourette’s syndrome, tics, differential diagnosis

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Svyrydova, N., Trufanov, Y., Artemenko, A., Rakhnianska, A., & Schurevskyy, S. (2016). The Tourette’s syndrome: clinical case. East European Journal of Neurology, (1(7), 12-17.


Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) is the complex of symptoms of affection of the central nervous system, characterized by paroxysmal (rarely permanent) tic muscle twitching of face, neck, upper and lower extremities, hyperkinesia of respiratory muscles and facial muscles with involuntary exclamations of impulsive individual sounds or words [1]. The disease has an autosomal recessive inheritance and with disease onset in children aged 2 to 14 years, and boys get sick 2-3 times more likely than girls. Pathology does not affect life expectancy and mental development [2].

This article describes a case of clinical practice follow up female patient with Tourette's syndrome. The attention is focused on the methods of examination and differential diagnosis of this disease. TS’s studies has a perspective in creation of evidence base, early detection and treatment, also in prevention of underdiagnosis of this pathology.
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