Diagnostic criteria for Christianson syndrome

July 22, 2014
Cerebellum atrophy

Brain scans show atrophy of the cerebellum in a boy with Christianson Syndrome. This symptom was observed in some, but not all boys, with the condition.

Credit: Eric Morrow

A new study provides the most definitive characterization of the autism-like intellectual disability disorder Christianson syndrome and provides the first diagnostic criteria to help doctors and families identify and understand the condition. Initial evidence suggests CS could affect tens of thousands of boys worldwide.