Etiological Characterization of 512 Severely Mentally Retarded Institutionalized Patients in Havana

@article{LantiguaCruz1999EtiologicalCO,
  title={Etiological Characterization of 512 Severely Mentally Retarded Institutionalized Patients in Havana},
  author={A. Lantigua-Cruz and Fidel Mora and Miriam Arechaederra and Iris Rojas and Estela Morales and H. Rodr{\'i}guez and C. Vi{\~n}as and C. Noa and B. Barrios},
  journal={Public Health Genomics},
  year={1999},
  volume={2},
  pages={184 - 189}
}
Objective: To investigate etiological factors in severe mental retardation (SMR). Methods: An etiological study is presented of 512 SMR patients in five specialized institutions in Havana. Results: Prenatal, perinatal and postnatal causes were apparent in 58.0, 24.8 and 11.1% of the patients, respectively; infantile psychosis was determined in only 0.4%. The remaining 5.6% were classified as having SMR of undeterminable origin, i.e. patients with apparently normal pre-, peri- and postnatal… Expand
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