Autism and Tuberous Sclerosis

  title={Autism and Tuberous Sclerosis},
  author={Max Wiznitzer},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  pages={675 - 679}
  • M. Wiznitzer
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Child Neurology
The co-occurrence of autism spectrum disorder and tuberous sclerosis complex has been recognized for decades. The prevalence of tuberous sclerosis complex in the autism spectrum disorder population is 1 to 4%, whereas features of autism spectrum disorder are present in 25 to 50% of individuals with tuberous sclerosis complex. The underlying reason for this association might be a nonspecific disruption of brain function owing to tuberous sclerosis complex, including tuber location, seizures and… 

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