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Are motor tics hereditary?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and no
Motor movement disorders are usually inherited, but may also be acquired.
Acquired tics are part of panda's, a neuroautoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the brain's thalamus. This is caused by an auto-antibody triggered by streptococcus bacteria in certain people. The susceptibility to have an autoimmune reaction is likely inherited as well. http://www.pedrheumonlinejournal.org/apri.

In brief: Yes and no
Motor movement disorders are usually inherited, but may also be acquired.
Acquired tics are part of panda's, a neuroautoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the brain's thalamus. This is caused by an auto-antibody triggered by streptococcus bacteria in certain people. The susceptibility to have an autoimmune reaction is likely inherited as well. http://www.pedrheumonlinejournal.org/apri.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: They Can Be
Motor tics can occur more commonly in families.
However, there are many situations in which this is not the case.

In brief: They Can Be
Motor tics can occur more commonly in families.
However, there are many situations in which this is not the case.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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