Autism spectrum disorder and Chiari 1 malformation co-occurring in a child

Ferdnand C. Osuagwu, Benedict Amalraj, Bernard D. Noveloso, Salisu A. Aikoye, Ronald Bradley

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Abstract

Very few studies have shown associations between autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Chiari 1 malformation. Here, we report an 10-year-old male that presented after having seizures with a history of Chiari 1 malformation, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD with moderate mental retardation and speech delay. This case highlights the fact that autism spectrum disorder as biologically based neurodevelopmental disorder with altered brain growth may be associated with Chiari 1 malformation and ADHD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalTokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Volume41
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2016

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Chiari 1 malformation

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