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Asperger syndrome

Orpha number ORPHA1162
Synonym(s) -
Prevalence -
Inheritance Multigenic/multifactorial
Age of onset Childhood
ICD-10
  • F84.5
ICD-O -
OMIM
UMLS
  • C0236792
MeSH
  • D020817
MedDRA
  • 10003484
SNOMED CT
  • 23560001

Summary

Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a neuro-biological disorder generally considered as belonging to the spectrum of autism. It has been more recently classified as a pervasive developmental disorder. The estimated prevalence is one children in 250; it is thus not a rare disease. The disorder appears to be more common in males. It was first described by Dr Hans Asperger, a pediatrician in Austria in 1944. Patients with AS have intellectual capacity within the normal range with, however, a distinct profile of abilities apparent from early childhood. They can exhibit behavioural problems and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills. There is no specific treatment or cure for AS. Interventions are mainly symptomatic and/or rehabilitational.

Expert reviewer(s)

  • TONY ATTWOOD

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  • EN (2005,pdf)
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