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Tourette's Syndrome Incidence

Facts about Tourette's syndrome:

  • About 1 out of 50 people in the US have Tourette's syndrome.
  • Tourette's syndrome usually occurs between the ages of 2 and 15 years.
  • In 90% of patients, the diagnosis is made before age 13.
  • The disorder is three times more common in boys than girls.

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Last Updated: Aug 13, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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