Psychosocial and intellectual development in 12 patients with infantile nephropathic cystinosis.

  title={Psychosocial and intellectual development in 12 patients with infantile nephropathic cystinosis.},
  author={Georg Wolff and Jochen H. H. Ehrich and Gisela Offner and Johannes Brodehl},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={71 6},
The psychosocial and intellectual development of 12 children with infantile nephropathic cystinosis was investigated longitudinally by use of biographical data, long-term behavioral observations and psychological assessment. Of the 12 patients, eleven suffered terminal renal failure and 7 of these were followed up after renal transplantation. In spite of the severe illness and the resulting unusual life conditions the patients showed normal intellectual capacity and most of them average school… CONTINUE READING


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