Transient Tic disorder following carbon monoxide poisoning

Alioglu Z., BOZ C., SARI A., AYNACI M.

JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.31, no.3, pp.231-233, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0150-9861(04)96999-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-233
  • Keywords: Tic, carbon monoxide, MR imaging, TOURETTES-SYNDROME, PARKINSONISM


We report a 12-year-old male patient who developed transient motor and vocal tics twelve days after carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Cranial magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the patient showed bilateral symmetric hyperintensity in the caudate nucleus and putamen. Tic disorder was successfully treated with haloperidol. Thirty-three months after CO poisoning, the patient was asymptomatic and MRI revealed atrophy in caudate nucleus and putamen. The mechanism of tic disorder in CO intoxication is discussed.