Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome

A rare, inherited neurological disorder. It starts in childhood with repetitive grimaces and tics. Involuntary barks, grunts, or other noises may appear as the disease progresses. In some cases, the sufferer has episodes of issuing foul language. The syndrome is more common in males. It is usually of lifelong duration, but antipsychotic drugs can help in some cases.


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