Levels of cerebrospinal fluid nerve‐growth factor differ in infantile autism and Rett syndrome

  title={Levels of cerebrospinal fluid nerve‐growth factor differ in infantile autism and Rett syndrome},
  author={R. Riikonen and R. Vanhala},
  journal={Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology},
  • R. Riikonen, R. Vanhala
  • Published 1999
  • Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
  • Autism and Rett syndrome (RS) are both developmental disorders of unknown origin. Autism is a behaviourally defined syndrome. RS, which affects girls only, is characterized by a profound learning disability following early normal development, with a consistent cluster of clinical features. Differentiation of RS from infantile autism in the very early stages of the disorders is not always easy. Both syndromes still lack discriminative laboratory markers for accurate diagnosis and differentiation… CONTINUE READING
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