Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 2

Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome - A Severe Case in an 8 Year-Old Nigerian Male

Christian Chukwukere Ogoke*

Department of Paediatrics, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Christian Chukwukere Ogoke, Department of Paediatrics, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Nigeria.

Received: August 08, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021

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Abstract

Living with severe Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is physically and psychologically distressing for both the child and family and can impair quality of life and school attendance. Tourette syndrome is a chronic neurodevelopmental motor disorder manifesting with multiple motor and vocal tics. Tic disorders are common in school-aged children but there are no reports in Nigerian children and there is a dearth of physicians experienced in treating Tourette syndrome. This case report highlights the diagnosis and frustrations of management of severe Tourette syndrome in an 8 year-old male. More awareness of this neurodevelopmental disorder is needed in our locality.

Keywords: Tourette Syndrome; Tic Disorder; Management; Antipsychotics; Pimozide

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Citation

Citation: Christian Chukwukere Ogoke. “Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome - A Severe Case in an 8 Year-Old Nigerian Male. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.2 (2021): 12-19.




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