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what are the chances of a person with tourettes passing on the disease to their offspring

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Dr. Jennifer Lee
20 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
High: This is an inherited disease with environmental and genetic factors.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
No: Tourette's is not classified with diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and is a very different disorder. Such problems as visual loss, weakness, imba ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Read up: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of a part of the brain that produces dopamine, and results in deterioration of movement and thinking. It ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Dads and Moms can: The causative gene has not been identified. Male:female ratio is 4:1; however, partial penetrance can occur in females. Therefore, a maternal family h ... Read More

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