Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and autism

Cortical Chauvinism

This is one in a series of blogs where I discuss different conditions manifesting autstic symptomatology of known origin or neuropathology (so-called syndromic autism). The first of these blogs was on tuberous sclerosis (http://bit.ly/17ExHYt ). The emphasis in all of these blogs is in the commonality of abnormalities in certain parts of the brain.  It is my belief that in autism there is a common lesion that interferes in some way with the division of germinal cells early during brain development. The end result is abnormalities in cell migration and malformed areas of the cerebral cortex and brainstem. You can find additional information about this process at:  http://bit.ly/1aM5KFu and http://bit.ly/136db0t In this blog I discuss the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and some commonalities to idiopathic autism primarily in terms of brain pathology.

The Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of inherited conditions that affect the connective tissues of the body. As the name…

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