Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 181–190

Infantile autism and urinary excretion of peptides and protein-associated peptide complexes

  • Ann Le Couteur
  • Olav Trygstad
  • Christopher Evered
  • Christopher Gillberg
  • Michael Rutter
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02211945

Cite this article as:
Le Couteur, A., Trygstad, O., Evered, C. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (1988) 18: 181. doi:10.1007/BF02211945

Abstract

Sixty-nine early morning urine samples obtained from three groups of young adult males (autistic, mentally handicapped, and a group of men of normal intelligence) were analyzed using the methods described by Trygstad et al. (1980). No consistent patterns of urinary chromatographic profiles were identified. A number of possible contributing factors are discussed in relation to this failure to replicate the results of previous studies.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Le Couteur
    • 1
  • Olav Trygstad
    • 2
  • Christopher Evered
    • 3
  • Christopher Gillberg
    • 4
  • Michael Rutter
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PsychiatryLondonEngland
  2. 2.RikshospitaletOsloNorway
  3. 3.St. George's HospitalLondonEngland
  4. 4.Goteborgs UniversitetSweden
  5. 5.Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryInstitute of PsychiatryLondonEngland