The Inheritance of Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome

Roswell Eldridge, Martha B. Denckla, Haggai Hermesh, Dov Atzenberg, Margo Lapidot, Hanan Munitz, David L. Pauls, James F. Leckman

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To the Editor: Pauls and Leckman conclude that Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome, as defined by them, is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait (Oct. 16 issue).1 On the basis of this conclusion, they indicate that “the next step in understanding the genetics of Tourette's syndrome will be to try to establish a linkage relation between a marker and the hypothetical gene for the disease.” We would like to repeat a note of caution2 before the race for the hypothetical gene is joined by all other interested parties. A major unresolved issue, particularly in family studies, concerns the definition of…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1346-1348
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number21
StatePublished - May 21 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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