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Child Psychiatry

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A 4-year-old girl is brought to her pediatrician because her parents think she does not seem to be “developing normally.” The girl’s mother states that her daughter seemed normal for at least the first 2 to 3 years of her life. She was walking and beginning to speak in sentences. She was able to play with her mother and older sister. The mother has been noticing that over the past 2 months her daughter has lost these previously acquired abilities. She will no longer play with anyone else and has stopped speaking entirely. She has lost all bowel control, when previously she had not needed a diaper for at least a year. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? (LQ)



A Rett disorder
B Childhood disintegrative disorder

C Autism
D Asperger disorder

Ans. B Childhood disintegrative disorder

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