Postencephalitic acquired Tourette-like syndrome in a child

Ralph S. Northam, Harvey S. Singer

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We report a 6-year-old girl who developed a Tourette-like syndrome following presumed herpes encephalitis. This case suggests that tics can be acquired in childhood and may be associated with lesions involving basal ganglia or limbic circuitry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-593
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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