Subgroups in autism: are there behavioural phenotypes typical of underlying medical conditions?
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Volume 36, Issue 3, pages 201–214, June 1992
How to Cite
GILLBERG, C. (1992), Subgroups in autism: are there behavioural phenotypes typical of underlying medical conditions?. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 36: 201–214. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.1992.tb00508.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Received 14 December 1990; revised 17 May 1991
ABSTRACT. Fifty-nine cases with infantile autism/autistic disorder were subclassified according to associated medical condition (fragile-X, tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis, hypo-melanosis of Ito, Moebius syndrome, Rett syndrome, and a ‘new’ syndrome associated with a marker chromosome). It was concluded that, even within a group of cases fitting currently accepted criteria for autism, there is considerable variation in symptom profile depending on the exact type of associated medical condition.