Basal forebrain involvement in low-functioning autistic children: a voxel-based morphometry study.

@article{Riva2011BasalFI,
  title={Basal forebrain involvement in low-functioning autistic children: a voxel-based morphometry study.},
  author={D Riva and Sara Bulgheroni and Domenico Aquino and Francesco di Salle and Mario Savoiardo and A Erbetta},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={
          1430-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Imaging studies have revealed brain abnormalities in the regions involved in functions impaired in ASD (social relations, verbal and nonverbal communication, and adaptive behavior). We performed a VBM whole-brain analysis to assess the areas involved in autistic children with DD. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-one developmentally delayed children with ASD (aged 3-10 years) were compared with 21 controls matched for age, sex, and sociocultural background. All ASD cases had… CONTINUE READING

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