Autism and lactic acidosis

J Autism Dev Disord. 1985 Mar;15(1):1-8. doi: 10.1007/BF01837894.


Four patients are described who have two coexistent syndromes: the behavioral syndrome of autism and the biochemical syndrome of lactic acidosis. One of the four patients also had hyperuricemia and hyperuricosuria. These patients raise the possibility that one subgroup of the autism syndrome may be associated with inborn errors of carbohydrate metabolism.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acidosis / complications*
  • Adolescent
  • Autistic Disorder / complications*
  • Autistic Disorder / etiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lactates / analysis*
  • Male
  • Metabolism, Inborn Errors / complications


  • Lactates