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Autism in Down's syndrome: family history correlates

By M. Ghaziuddin

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Although the association of autism with Down's syndrome is said to be uncommon, several reports have described the co-occurrence of the two disorders. This report describes three additional cases of Down's syndrome with autism. In all the patients, a history suggestive of the broader phenotype of autism was obtained In parents. This suggests that familial factors SFtecific to autism may play an important role even when autism complicates a known medical condition such as Down's syndrome

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Year: 1997
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.1997.tb00681.x
OAI identifier: oai:deepblue.lib.umich.edu:2027.42/74250
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