Neurofibromatosis type 1 and autism spectrum disorder

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  • External authors:
  • Richard Emsley
  • Annukka Lehtonen
  • Susan M. Huson

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). METHODS: Second-phase population-based epidemiologic study using an allcase NF1 registry in a defined UK 4.1 million population area. A total of 109 (52.7%) of 207 responders from the initial screening phase were grouped by using the parent-rated Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) as significant ASD (SRS≥76; n = 32), moderate ASD (SRS ≥ 60


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Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1642-e1648
JournalPediatrics
Volume132
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013