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    St. Vitus Dance and Tourette Syndrome
    Dear Editor,

    Eftychiadis and Chen describe the fascinating history of St Vitus. Sydenham's description of a movement disorder which "attacks boys and girls from the tenth year till they have done growing..." certainly would make one think of tic disorders or Tourette syndrome.

    In my clinical practice, it is very common for people with tic disorders to give a family history of "St Vitus Dance". This, tied in with...

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