Tourette Syndrome after Mumps Meningoencephalitis: A Case Report
Ã–zlem Ã–zcan*, Tuðba YÃ¼ksel*, BirgÃ¼l Cumurcu (Elbozan)**, Serdal GÃ¼ngÃ¶r***.
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.