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  1. The prevalence of Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome in children and adolescents with autism.

    Article - En anglais

    Thirty-seven pupils attending a special school for children and adolescents with autism were observed for the presence of motor and vocal tics.

    Subsequent family interviews confirmed the diagnosis of comorbid Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome (GTS) in three children with autism, giving a minimum prevalence rate of 8.%. Family history data also suggested this was heritable.

    The presence of GTS was not associated with superior intellectual, language, or social development.

    Results suggest that the rate of GTS in autism may exceed that expected by chance.

    The limited sample size constrains this conclusion.

    A large-scale epidemiological study testing this association study would appear merited.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Autisme, Association morbide, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Trouble développement, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Autism, Concomitant disease, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Adolescent, Developmental disorder, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0188020

    Code Inist : 002B18D04B. Création : 16/11/1999.