Heller syndrome in two Iraqi children

Aamir Jalal Al Mosawi
2019 Clinical Research and Trials  
Heller syndrome is a rare heterogeneous clinical syndrome that is distinctive from autism and Asperger syndrome. It is characterized by a significant developmental regression resulting in deterioration in behavioral and adaptive functioning including self-help skills with loss of language and social skills after a period of normal development for at least two years. We have previously observed Heller syndrome in Iraqi patients, however, the syndrome has not been well documented or reported from
more » ... ed or reported from Iraq in the medical literature. The main aim of this paper is to describe two Iraqi children with Heller syndrome, one of them have changes on brain MRI suggestive of cerebral vasculitis. Figure 2 . At the clinic, the second patient showed was rather uncontrollable tried to move from place to place in the room
doi:10.15761/crt.1000271 fatcat:lecl7545b5djhngkpj63ehjym4