Genetic and environmental factors play a role in the etiology of Tourette syndrome, but the exact causes are unknown. The first symptoms usually occur in the head and neck area and may progress to include muscles of the trunk and extremities. Motor tics generally precede the development of vocal tics and simple tics often precede complex tics. Most patients experience peak tic severity before the mid-teen years with improvement for the majority of patients in the late teen years and early adulthood. Approximately 10 percent of Tourette syndrome affected has a progressive or disabling course that lasts into adulthood.
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Last date updated on June, 2014