Tics in Asperger's Syndrome and Autistic Disorder

J Gordon Millichap
2000 Pediatric Neurology Briefs  
COMMENT. This is the first reported case of HHV-6 association with subsequent infantile spasms and pilocytic cerebellar astrocytoma. HHV-6 DNA found in the tumor cells may indicate a causative role for the virus or simply an invasion of the tumor by the virus. The absence of MRI evidence for a tumor at the onset of infection is in favor of the former explanation. Laboratory studies have demonstrated oncogenic properties of HHV-6 virus.
doi:10.15844/pedneurbriefs-14-7-11 fatcat:c5h7sxmn2bdmdjibump2iyef74