Hippocampus in autism: a Golgi analysis

G. V. Raymond, Margaret L. Bauman, Thomas L. Kemper

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Abstract

Autism is a behaviorally defined syndrome in which neuropathological abnormalities have been identified in the limbic system and cerebellum. The morphology of hippocampal neurons in two cases of infantile autism was studied and compared to age-matched controls. CA4 neurons in autistic children were smaller in perikaryon area and dendritic branching of both CA4 and CA1 neurons was less than in controls. These findings are consistent with previous studies and suggest a curtailment in maturation in the pathogenesis of autism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalActa neuropathologica
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

Keywords

  • Hippocampus
  • Key words Autism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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