Association of fragile X syndrome with autism

P. E. Goldfine, P. M. McPherson, G. A. Heath, V. A. Hardesty, L. J. Beauregard, B. Gordon

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The fragile X syndrome has been associated with autism. Blood samples from 37 autistic children and a control group were negative for fragile X chromosome. Large numbers of nonrandom autosomal lesions were observed in both the autistic and control groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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