Clinical Correlates of Brain Morphometric Features of Subjects With Low-Functioning Autistic Disorder

  title={Clinical Correlates of Brain Morphometric Features of Subjects With Low-Functioning Autistic Disorder},
  author={Maurizio Elia and Raffaele Ferri and Sebastiano Antonino Musumeci and Simonetta Panerai and Maria Bottitta and Carmela Scuderi},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  pages={504 - 508}
Numerous neuropathologic and imaging studies have reported different structural abnormalities in the brains of autistic subjects. However, whether or not the degree of brain abnormality is correlated with the severity of developmental impairment in autistic disorder is still unknown. The midsagittal area of the cerebrum, corpus callosum, midbrain, cerebellar vermis, and vermal lobules VI and VII was measured by means of magnetic resonance imaging in 22 boys with low-functioning autistic… 

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