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Does Strep Throat Cause Tourette's?

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurologic condition that usually begins in childhood. Persons with TS have repetitive movements called tics. Often, symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or anxiety disorders, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), are present.

All of these symptoms may be due to abnormal function of deep structures in the brain called "the basal ganglia." The cause of TS is unknown.

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The Search for a TS Gene in the Brain

Possibility of Environmental Triggers for TS

Link Between Strep Throat and TS

Current Research and Conditions Linked to TS

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Last Updated: 07/2011