Category Archives: Autistic Disorder

Medical Workup of Children

Medical Workup of Children with Autistic Disorder Physical examination (include measurement of head circumference, examination for minor physical anomalies and inspection of skin for adenoma sebaceum and hypo- and hyperpigmented areas) Neurological examination Neuropsychological testing Hearing test Test of visual


Autistic disorder is the best known of the pervasive developmental disorders. It is characterized by sustained impairments in reciprocal social interactions, communication deviance, and restricted, stereotypical behavioral patterns. According to DSM-IV, abnormal functioning in the above areas must be present