Tourettism associated with Huntington's disease

J. Jankovic, T. Ashizawa

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Abstract

The identification of the gene for Huntington's disease (HD) has made it possible to diagnose patients with HD who present with unusual or atypical features. We describe a 41‐year‐old man whose intial manifestation of HD was dominated by the presence of motor and vocal tics and other features of Tourette's syndrome. This case illustrates the broad range of clinical manifestation of HD and the usefulness of testing for the HD mutation in selected cases with familial movement disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • Huntington's disease
  • Motor tics
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Tourettism
  • Vocal tics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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