Disease Information for Asperger syndrome (mild autism)

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Awkward Uncoordinated Child
Brilliant Child
Delayed speech/language development
Development Motor Skills (Milestones) Delayed
Developmental milestones delayed
Hypereactive Child
Intelligence normal
Language skills/defect develpmental
Limb ataxia/clumsiness child
Slow Motor Development
Behavior characteristic/oppositional/rigid/stubborn
Behavior/obsessive mannerisms
Bonding to inanimate objects
Compulsive behavior
Difficulty learning/school/workplace
Doesn't Like to be touched/child
Eccentric
Flat affect
Idea Fixed/Singleness of thinking
Interpersonal relationships/absent/flawed
Pathological lack of Empathy/Others feelings
Poor bonding in infancy/childhood
Poor communication skills
Psychiatric manifestations/problems/difficulties
Resistant to any environment changes
Ritualistic behavior patterns
Schizoid personality
Stereotypy/Repeated movements/activity
Stress intolerance/emotional
Stubborn
Withdrawn Unresponsive
Poor Eye contact child/infant
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Child-Infant Only
Population/Children/all
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Specific Single Nucleotide Polymorphism/SNIP genome type
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
EEG/Abnormality
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Attention deficit disorder
Autism
Childhood-onset schizophrenia
Associated Disease & Complications
Asberger's syndrome
Asperger Syndrome
Autism
Infantile autism
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Chromosome 11
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Chromosome 15
Pathophysiology/Genomic indentifiers (polymorphism/snip/mutations)
Pathophysiology/Neurexin 1 gene deletion
Process
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Developmental/delayed expression disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Hereditary/Genetic predisposition (ex)
PROCESS/Psychiatric/developmental disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Relational/psychiatric (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Asperger, Asperger Disorder, Asperger syndrome, ASPERGERS DIS, Aspergers Disorder, Asperger's disorder, Asperger's disorder (disorder), Aspergers syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome, Synonym/Asperger type Autism, Synonym/Autism with normal intelligence, Synonym/Autistic psycopathy, Synonym/Late onset Autism-Mild
Definition

Autistic like behavior; developmental in a child; eye contact, rigidity, inanimate object relationships, socialization problems, touch, empathy, relationship milestones delayed issues; usually no mental retardation ; Synonyms include : Asperger"s Syndrome, Asperger"s Disorder, Autism, Asperger"s Type, Kanner"s syndrome, Autistic psycopathy; early studies: by Dr Hans Asperger and Dr Leo Kanner; Asperger"s syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder; Children with this disorder experience the inability to understand the feelings of others, abnormal single-mindedness, lack of verbal skills, insensitivity to social cues, withdrawal and obsessive indulgence in special interests; Many clinicians believe that Asperger"s syndrome is a sub-type of autism that is differentiated by a later onset (ie, it is usually not recognized before 30 months of age) and by the fact that speech generally is not delayed, as it often is in children with autism; The exact cause of Asperger’s syndrome is unknown---[NORD 2005]----------

A serious disorder resembling autism, usually manifesting in school age with poor ability to communicate, abnormal speech, lack of empathy and imagination, and repetitive activities; The disorder continues throughout a person"s life; etiology unclear; thought by some to be a subgroup of autism and not a clinical entity; Hans Asperger in 1944 published a paper that described a pattern of behaviours in several young boys who had normal intelligence and language development, but who also exhibited autistic-like behaviours and marked deficiencies; Leo Kanner (1894-1981) described infantile autism in 1943------[whonamedit_com 2005]-------------

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