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Developmental dysphasia familial


Other Names for this Disease
  • Billard-Toutain-Maheut syndrome
  • Developmental language disorder
  • Familial developmental dysphasia
  • FOXP2-associated dysphasia
  • Specific language impairment
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Overview

Developmental dysphasia is a language disorder that develops in children. The disorder typically involves difficulties speaking and understanding spoken words. The symptoms cannot be attributed to sensorimotor, intellectual deficits, autism spectrum, or other developmental impairments. Likewise it does not occur as the consequence of an evident brain lesion or as a result of the child's social environment. Familial cases of developmental dyphasia have been described. In these families, the condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.[1]
Last updated: 8/27/2013

References

  1. de Guibert C, Maumet C, Jannin P, Ferré JC, Tréguier C, Barillot C, Le Rumeur E, Allaire C, Biraben A. Abnormal functional lateralization and activity of language brain areas in typical specific language impairment (developmental dysphasia). Brain. 2011 Oct;134(Pt 10):3044-58; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21719430. Accessed 8/27/2013.
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  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Billard-Toutain-Maheut syndrome
  • Developmental language disorder
  • Familial developmental dysphasia
  • FOXP2-associated dysphasia
  • Specific language impairment
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.