logo BDSP

Base documentaire

  1. Disease profile of 400 institutionalized mentally retarded patients in Kuwait.

    Article - En anglais

    In this preliminary report we summarize the results of a 4-year multidisciplinary systematic, etiological clinicogenetic survey of 400 institutionalized mentally retarded patients in Kuwait.

    All had an intelligence quotient below 50.

    A constitutional disorder, as the direct cause of the mental retardation, was found in 203 patients (50.15%)): a chromosomal abnormality in 31 (9.25%), Mendelian disorders in 131 (34.25%), MCA/MR in 22 (5.55%) and CNS malformations in 7 cases (1.15%). In 151 patients (39.35%) a pre-, peri or postnatal cause was ascertained.

    No etiological diagnosis was detected in 40 patients (10%). A detailed analysis of the « disease profile » is given and compared with the results of previous diagnostic genetic surveys among different institutionalized mentally retarded populations in Western and developing countries.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arriération mentale, Koweit, Asie, Institution spécialisée, Conseil génétique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etiologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental retardation, Kuwait, Asia, Specialized institution, Genetic counseling, Human, Epidemiology, Etiology

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0172212

    Code Inist : 002B17A02. Création : 199406.