, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 191-195

Infantile autism and Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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We report a boy with autism and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Myopathy was noted after 2 years of age and has since progressed slowly. At present this autistic child, 11 years 4 months old, has shown no signs of deterioration.

The first author wishes to express her sincere appreciation to Dr. Lauretta Bender, who directed her during the term of child psychiatric training at the children's unit of Creedmoor State Hospital, New York.