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Ann Med Res. 2011; 18(1): 44-46

Tourette Syndrome after Mumps Meningoencephalitis: A Case Report

Özlem Özcan*, Tuba Yüksel*, Birgül Cumurcu (Elbozan)**, Serdal Güngör***



Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder with an onset in childhood, characterized by sudden, rapid, repetitive, unvoluntary motor-vocal tics. Its known that immunologic, genetic, epigenetic, hormonal and environmental factors may play a role in the etiology of Tourette syndrome. In recent years, it has been reported that some infectious agents such as A group B hemolitic streptococcus, herpes simplex virus, varisella zoster virus, HIV, borrelia burgdorferi may also cause tics.

Case: In this case report, we present a twelve year old boy who has motor and vocal tics appeared after forty days following a mump infection.

Results: This case report is important because it describes the second patient with mumps-associated TS and significant improvement with aripiprazol treatment. Secondary TS may contribute to the better understanding of this developmental neuropsychiatric disorder in general.

Key Words: Tourette Syndrome; Mumps; Tics.

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