SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.20 issue79Celiac disease: who knows whereAre antidepressants useful for functional abdominal pain? author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Pediatría Atención Primaria

Print version ISSN 1139-7632


GALBE SANCHEZ-VENTURA, José  and  GRUPO PREVINFAD/PAPPS INFANCIA Y ADOLESCENCIA et al. Early detection of developmental disorders (part 2): autistic spectrum disorders. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.79, pp.277-285. ISSN 1139-7632.

Autism or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder, genetically based, that affects the two major exes of behaviour: communication and social interaction and repetitive patrons of behaviour with restrictive interests. ASD mass screening, in a low risk population, would produce a low positive predictive value of around 38%, with an excess of referrals to specialised services and label effect on patients. Screening on population at risk or under parents or professionals concern is considered more appropriate. PrevInfad recommendations: 1) we suggest not to do universal screening using scales such as M-CHAT and variations; 2) we recommend doing screening using scales such as M-CHAT to high risk individuals.

Keywords : Mass screening; Autism spectrum disorder; Child development disorders, pervasive.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )