The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 145–148

Infantile autism in Kenya

Authors

  • Manohar Dhadphale
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Nairobi
  • Mariam G. Lukwago
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Nairobi
  • Menakeshi Gajjar
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Nairobi
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF02822449

Cite this article as:
Dhadphale, M., Lukwago, M.G. & Gajjar, M. Indian J Pediatr (1982) 49: 145. doi:10.1007/BF02822449
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Abstract

Clinical features of infantile autism in three African children from Kenya are described. There is no essential difference in features of childhood autism as described in the west. In this prospective study the authors were able to confirm the onset of major symptoms of infantile autism before the age of three years and also an upper socio-economic background of the parents of all three cases.

Key words

Infantile autismin Africa

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1982