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Acute onset of autistic features following brain damage in a ten-year-old.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6927686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 10-year-old boy who, following a prolonged period of unconsciousness, displayed severe eye-to-eye gaze avoidance, sensory inattention, and some other behavioral symptoms normally associated with the syndrome of infantile autism. The symptoms lasted only a few months and were associated with the more permanent behavioral changes of postencephalitic psychosis. Serial computerized tomography scans were taken during his illness and recovery. The relevance of this case to the etiology of infantile autism is discussed.
K Weir; D M Salisbury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0162-3257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  1980 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-24     Completed Date:  1986-12-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder / diagnosis*
Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis*
Cerebral Cortex / pathology
Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications
Cerebral Infarction / complications
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology
Craniopharyngioma / complications
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis
Pituitary Neoplasms / complications
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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