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Psychiatr Genet. 1994 Summer;4(2):109-11.

Case reports of autism with interstitial deletion of chromosome 17 (p11.2 p11.2) and monosomy of chromosome 5 (5pter-->5p15.3).

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University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Edgbaston, UK.

Abstract

Two cases of autism and autosomal chromosome abnormalities are reported: a 14-year-old boy with interstitial deletion of chromosome 17 and a 19-year-old man with an unbalanced translocation of chromosome 5, resulting in monosomy for part of the short arm (5pter-->5p15.3). The possible implications for research into the aetiology of autism are discussed.

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