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Alterazioni elettroencefalografiche e disturbi dello spettro autistico: analisi di una casistica di pazienti

Simula, Delia Maria (2015) Alterazioni elettroencefalografiche e disturbi dello spettro autistico: analisi di una casistica di pazienti. Doctoral Thesis.

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Abstract

Aim: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social and communication deficits and presence of restricted interests/repetitive behaviors.
Recently, there has been interest in the occurrence of electroencephalography anomalies and epilepsy in autism.
Rates as high as 60% have been reported and some investigators proposed that these abnormalities may play a causal role in the autism phenotype.
Methods: This study examined the nature and frequency of EEGs abnormalities in 104 patients with a diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Results: In our sample of 104 patients, we found EEGs abnormalities with a rate as high as 57,9%, according with other investigations, mainly localized in temporo-occipital region.
Conclusion: We reviewed existing data and we found the hypoyhesis that severe EEGs abnormalities tended to be related to the neuropsychological function.
Our results will be compared with the neuropsycological features, with the aim to evaluate a relationship with the EEGs abnormalities.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis
ID Code:10417
Contributors:Sotgiu, Stefano
Publisher:Università degli studi di Sassari
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electroencephalography anomalies, pervasive developmental disorders
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/39 Neuropsichiatria infantile
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Biomediche
Cicli, scuole e corsi:Ciclo 26 > Scienze biomediche > Fisiologia, Morfologia e Fisiopatologia del Sistema Nervoso
Deposited On:18 Mar 2015 12:37

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