Evaluation of the child with idiopathic mental retardation

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1992 Aug;39(4):929-43. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)38381-x.


A review of the advances in diagnostic techniques for evaluation of children with idiopathic mental retardation is presented. The current status of the use of clinical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and neuroimaging in evaluating children with mental retardation is emphasized. Special attention is given to the evaluation of children with mental retardation and "autism" or "cerebral palsy."

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple
  • Cerebral Palsy / complications
  • Child
  • Chromosome Aberrations
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intellectual Disability / complications
  • Intellectual Disability / etiology*
  • Male