Antinuclear, Cytoskeletal, Antineuronal Antibodies in the Serum Samples of Children with Tic Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

GÖRKER I., Demir G. A. , Polat N. G. , Omeroglu R. N. , Icoz S. , Serdaroglu P., ...Daha Fazla

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.28, sa.4, ss.440-444, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2011.020
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.440-444


Objective: As environmental factors, the role of Group A beta hemolytic streptococcus infections in the development of tic and obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) is controversial. The autoimmune hypothesis states that during infection, formation of autoantibodies leads to an autoimmune disorder, which in turn results in movement disorders, tic disorders and/or OCD. In order to test this hypothesis, we assayed these antibodies in children and adolescents diagnosed with tic disorders and/or OCD.