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Disappearance of motor tics after Wernicke's encephalopathy in a patient with Tourette's syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9040726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tourette's syndrome (TS) is a disease characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics as well as behavioral abnormalities. The anatomic substrates of this syndrome are not defined. We report a 48-year-old man with TS in whom motor tics disappeared after the onset of a midbrain syndrome related to thiamine deficiency (Wernicke's encephalopathy). MRI study showed a lesion in the dorsal area of the midbrain. This case suggests that loops located in the midbrain tegmentum may influence the presence of motor tics in patients with TS.
L Pantoni; L Poggesi; A Repice; D Inzitari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-26     Completed Date:  1997-03-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Florence, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Remission, Spontaneous
Tic Disorders / complications,  pathology*
Tourette Syndrome / complications*,  pathology*
Wernicke Encephalopathy / complications*,  pathology*

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