infantile autism

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a rare but serious syndrome of childhood characterized by withdrawal and lack of social responsiveness or interest in others and serious linguistic deficits

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Epidemiologic evidence supporting the role of maternal vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for the development of infantile autism. Dermato-Endocrinology.
Objective auditory dysfunction in infantile autism. Lancet 1993; 342: 923-4.
Autism is broken out as its own disorder in an entry headed "Infantile Autism." There are six criteria for the diagnosis, including onset before 30 months of age, pervasive lack of responsiveness to other people and gross deficits in language development.
[88] measured cerebralspinal fluid (CSF) levels of beta-endorphin, an opioid hormone, in 19 Japanese children (17 boys, 2 girls, mean age 4.23 years, range 2.00-6.42) with typical infantile autism (ASD).
Perinatal risk factors for infantile autism. Epidemiology 13(4):417-423 Indredavik MS, Brubakk AM, Romundstad P, Vik T.
There it was listed as "infantile autism." The revised edition (DSM-IIIR) released in 1987 dropped the word "infantile" and infantile autism became "autistic disorder." The required age of onset was also dropped.
(1964) Infantile autism: the syndrome and its implications for a neural theory of behaviour.
Irrelevant and metaphorical language in infantile autism. American journal of Psychiatry, 103, 242-245.
In 1964 Rimland published his ideas in a book called Infantile Autism, and in 1965 he founded the Autism Society of America.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the term used nowadays to identify the different manifestations of infantile autism, first described by Kanner (1944).
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