Cytogenetic survey for autistic fragile X carriers in a mental retardation center.

@article{Cant1990CytogeneticSF,
  title={Cytogenetic survey for autistic fragile X carriers in a mental retardation center.},
  author={Eduardo S. Cant{\'u} and J W Stone and Aimee Wing and H R Langee and Charles A. Williams},
  journal={American journal of mental retardation : AJMR},
  year={1990},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={442-7}
}
A cytogenetic survey of 67 individuals previously identified as having mental retardation and autistic behaviors revealed 1 person (1.5%) with the fragile X chromosome (fra[X]) and 3 (4.5%) with autosome abnormalities. This low prevalence of fra(X) indicates that most persons with fra(X) in this mental retardation center did not have autistic behaviors severe enough to be identified as a secondary psychiatric diagnosis. The presence of other chromosomal abnormalities is consistent with the… CONTINUE READING

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