Autism and lactic acidosis

  • Mary Coleman
  • John P. Blass


Four patients are described who have two coexistent syndromes: the behavioral syndrome of autism and the biochemical syndrome of lactic acidosis. One of the four patients also had hyperuricemia and hyperuricosuria. These patients raise the possibility that one subgroup of the autism syndrome may be associated with inborn errors of carbohydrate metabolism.


Carbohydrate Carbohydrate Metabolism Lactic Acidosis Hyperuricemia Inborn Error 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Coleman
    • 1
  • John P. Blass
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgetown University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Cornell University Medical CollegeUSA

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