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Thin cortices in Tourette Syndrome

Posted Sep 01 2008 12:00am

Professor Elizabeth Sowell and colleagues at the UCLA (CA, US) Department of Neurology have determined that there is a correlation between the thickness of cortices in certain regions of the brain and the presence of Tourette Sydrome (TS) in children. They used magnetic resonance imaging to compared the structure of brains of children with and without TS and found thinning in the frontal and parietal areas of those with TS.

Nature Clinical Practice Neurology (2008) 4, 466-467

Thinning of sensorimotor cortices is associated with tics in children with Tourette syndrome

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