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Tourette syndrome with abdominal tic in pregnancy

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Tourette syndrome with abdominal tic in pregnancy

This 15-year-old girl was filmed in her sixth month of pregnancy. She displays abdominal tics characterized by tonic, isometric contractions of the rectus abdominis accompanied by simple and complex expiratory vocalizations. Soon thereafter, she went into premature labor, which may have been precipitated by her abdominal tics. (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Jankovic.)

Associated Disorders

  • Antisocial behavior
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Catatonia
  • Depression
  • Impulse control disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mania
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Oppositional defiant behavior
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Sleep disorders