Tic disorders


Tourette syndrome: A neurologic disorder caused by defective metabolism of the neurotransmitters in the brain. It is characterized by repeated involuntary movements (motor tics) and uncontrollable vocal sounds (vocal tics). The symptoms are usually manifested before the age of eighteen.

Data source
FinnGen phenocode F5_TIC
Hospital Discharge registry ICD-10: F95, ICD-9: 3333A, ICD-8: 30620
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: F95, ICD-9: 3333A, ICD-8: 30620
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 3
First defined in version DF2
DOID 11119
GWAS catalog 0004895
MESH D005879
SNOMED CT 5158005

Key figures

Sex All Female Male
Number of individuals 80 43 37
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.06 0.06 0.06
Mean age at first event (years) 22.64 27.33 17.19
Median number of events / individual 1 1 2

Clinical metrics

Sex All Female Male
Recurrence within 6 months (%) 41.25 44.19 37.84
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0