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NARANJO FLOREZ, Ricardo Andrés. Progress and prospects in Asperger Syndrome. Nova [online]. 2014, vol.12, n.21, pp.81-101. ISSN 1794-2470.

Asperger syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder; it was described by Hans Asperger in 1944. It is characterized by a marked social disruption, difficulties in communication, deficit in the ability to play and a range of interests and repetitive behavior, without a significant language or cognitive delay. Considering the current importance of the item, this is done in a comprehensive review on the subject that covers aspects such as: clinical features, alterations to the physical examination, and possible structural and functional alterations. Also the DSM-IV criteria and the differential diagnosis are specified. Finally, some of the aspects related to the genetics and treatment are discussed.

Keywords : Asperger Syndrome; autism; comorbidity; neurodevelopment; pervasive disorder.

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