Basic Summary for Asperger syndrome


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Main name of condition: Asperger syndrome
Other names or spellings: AS


What is Asperger syndrome?
  Brief description of Asperger syndrome: Behavioral disorder similar to autism with impaired social interaction, but retaining communication skills.
  Parent types of Asperger syndrome: Pervasive developmental disorders, Brain conditions, Mental illness
  Organs Affected by Asperger syndrome: mental, brain
Who gets Asperger syndrome?
  Profile for Asperger syndrome: AS is commonly recognized after the age of 3. 1
How serious is Asperger syndrome?
  Prognosis of Asperger syndrome: Children with AS have a better outlook than those with other forms of pervasive developmental disorders, and are much more likely to grow up to be independently functioning adults. Nonetheless, in most cases, these individuals will continue to demonstrate, to some extent, subtle disturbances in social interactions. 1
  Complications of Asperger syndrome: see complications of Asperger syndrome
What causes Asperger syndrome?
  Class of Condition for Asperger syndrome: behavior
What are the symptoms of Asperger syndrome?
  Symptoms of Asperger syndrome: see symptoms of Asperger syndrome
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Asperger syndrome: see treatments for Asperger syndrome
Society issues for Asperger syndrome
  Hospitalization statistics for Asperger syndrome: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Asperger syndrome:
  • 0.002% (259) of hospital consultant episodes were for Aspergerís Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for Aspergerís Syndrome required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for Aspergerís Syndrome were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospital consultant episodes for Aspergerís Syndrome were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for Aspergerís Syndrome required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for Aspergerís Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for Aspergerís Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for Aspergerís Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospital consultant episodes for Aspergerís Syndrome occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for Aspergerís Syndrome occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for Aspergerís Syndrome were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.021% (11,053) of hospital bed days were for Aspergerís Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Asperger Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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