The neurobiology and genetics of infantile autism.

  title={The neurobiology and genetics of infantile autism.},
  author={Linda J Lotspeich and R D Ciaranello},
  journal={International review of neurobiology},
Autism is a syndrome with multiple etiologies, as is made clear both by the evidence of neurobiological research and by the catalog of disorders that present with autistic behaviors. What remains unclear are the specific neuropathological mechanisms that produce autistic behaviors; for example, is there a common neuroanatomic pathology for all cases of autism, or can autistic behaviors emerge from different pathological sequences within the brain? Although it is premature to generalize… CONTINUE READING