Three Cases of Palatal Tics and Gilles De La Tourette Syndrome

Renata Rizzo*, Danielle Cath, Piero Pavone, Marina Tijssen, Mary M. Robertson

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Five patients with palatal tics and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome have been previously reported. Little is known about the characteristics of palatal tics given that there are so few reports. On one hand, palatal tics may be rare. Alternatively, they may be less well recognized than repetitive eye blinking or sniffing, which are both obvious and, therefore, more often reported. We describe 3 patients with palatal tics and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. We also review the 5 patients reported in the literature and explore whether there are characteristic features among this group of 8 cases. The 8 patients had the following features: (1) Personal history of other multiple motor/vocal tics, (2) the presence of typical Gilles de la Tourette syndrome comorbidities, (3) positive family history of tics and/or Gilles de la Tourette syndrome comorbidities, (4) the presence of audible ear clicks, (5) younger age at onset (2 years). We suggest that palatal tics are underreported.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1199-1203
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftJournal of Child Neurology
Volume30
Nummer van het tijdschrift9
DOI's
StatusPublished - aug.-2015

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