Autismo precoce e distrofia muscolare congenita: un caso clinico.

Translated title of the contribution: Early autism and congenital muscular dystrophy: a clinical case

L. Saccomani, E. Veneselli, S. Di Stefano, M. E. Celle, M. De Negri

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The authors describe the case of a twelve-year-old patient presenting early autism associated with congenital muscular dystrophy--subtype IV, according to the subclassification of Fukuyama (slight mental retardation, ability to walk, muscle pseudohypertrophy). To our knowledge, this association has never been reported. Several factors may have played a causative role in the development of an autistic disorder in the patient. The authors suggest the following as the most significant ones: disharmonious personality, weak emotional structure, inadequate primary relation with the mother, poor environmental influences, frustrations encountered because of the muscular disorder.

Translated title of the contributionEarly autism and congenital muscular dystrophy: a clinical case
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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