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ERIC Number: EJ122652
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Publication Date: 1975
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Special Deveice as Aids in the Management of Child Self-Mutilation in the Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
Letts, R. M.; Hobson, Douglas A.
Pediatrics, 55, 6, 852-5, Jun 75
A multidisciplinary team at a hospital special devices clinic designed multiple use wheelchair and car seats with unique tabletop or arm enclosures for two educable mentally retarded brothers (11 and 14-years-old) afflicted with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, a purine metabolic disorder characterized by an insatiable urge for self-mutilation. (LH)
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