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Childhood disintegrative disorder

Disease definition

Childhood disintergrative disorder is a rare pervasive developmental disorder with a disease onset before the age of three and characterized by a dramatic loss of behavioral and developmental functioning after atleast two years of normal development. Manifestations of the disease include loss of speech, incontinence, communication and social interaction problems, stereotypical autistic behaviors and dementia.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Dementia infantilis
    • Heller syndrome
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: F84.3
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0236791
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6040
  • MedDRA: 10008522

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