CSF Cholinesterase Activity in Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome

Harvey S. Singer, Leslie Oshida, Joseph T. Coyle

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Cerebrospinal fluid acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity was studied as a possible marker for central cholinergic neuronal function in seven patients with Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. No significant differences were found between CSF AChE activity in untreated or haloperidol-treated patients and control populations. These data do not appear to support a pathophysiologic association between the cholinergic system and Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-757
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of neurology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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