[Guidelines for medical examination of children with mental retardation in pediatric clinics which are specialized for developmental disorders--recommendation based on the current selection and usefulness of diagnostic examinations for children with mental retardation and/or pervasive developmental

@article{Tanaka2004GuidelinesFM,
  title={[Guidelines for medical examination of children with mental retardation in pediatric clinics which are specialized for developmental disorders--recommendation based on the current selection and usefulness of diagnostic examinations for children with mental retardation and/or pervasive developmental },
  author={Kyoko K. Tanaka and Toshihiro Horiguchi and Masumi Inagaki and Makiko Kaga},
  journal={No to hattatsu = Brain and development},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={224-9}
}
We assessed the present status of choice and usefulness of medical examinations of children with mental retardation (MR) and/or pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Children with severe MR received more examinations than those with mild MR. Many abnormal findings were demonstrated by MRI in cases of severe MR. Cases of PDD without MR rarely showed abnormal results. Cases of PDD with MR underwent fewer examinations, but showed more abnormal results. We presented guidelines regarding medical… CONTINUE READING