Neurogenic atherosclerosis in mentally retarded persons.

  title={Neurogenic atherosclerosis in mentally retarded persons.},
  author={R H Chaney},
  journal={Journal of mental deficiency research},
  volume={31 ( Pt 3)},
  • R H Chaney
  • Published 1987 in Journal of mental deficiency research
The question is raised whether arteriosclerosis (AS) may be induced in man by chronic central nervous system injury. In an institutionalized population of mentally retarded children, more AS than expected was observed. Of 1173 residents with detailed clinical and autopsy records over 40 years, 78 of them, aged 1-21 years, showed mild to moderate coronary or aorta AS. Thirty control subjects without AS, matched for sex, age and IQ, were studied in comparison. In 65 of the probands, the condition… CONTINUE READING