Abnormalities in Platelet 5-Hydroxytryptamine Efflux in Patients with Infantile Autism

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AMONG the heterogeneous group of children showing autistic symptoms, Kanner described a small sub-group with what he termed “infantile autism”1. Rimland2 suggested that the reticular formation, known to contain 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) (ref. 3), may be involved.

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BOULLIN, D., COLEMAN, M. & O'BRIEN, R. Abnormalities in Platelet 5-Hydroxytryptamine Efflux in Patients with Infantile Autism. Nature 226, 371–372 (1970) doi:10.1038/226371a0

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