Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 49, Issue 11, pp 4409–4420 | Cite as

Clinical Profile of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Pediatric Population from Northern Mexico

  • Tania González-CortésEmail author
  • Elizabeth Gutiérrez-Contreras
  • Perla Karina Espino-Silva
  • Jorge Haro-Santa Cruz
  • Diana Álvarez-Cruz
  • Claudia Cecilia Rosales-González
  • Cristina Sida-Godoy
  • Martha Patricia Nava-Hernández
  • Francisco Carlos López-Márquez
  • Pablo Ruiz-Flores
Original Paper


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition classified based on needs of support, in order to address impairments in the areas of social communication and restricted and repetitive behavior. The aim of this work is to describe the main clinical features of the ASD severity levels in a group of Mexican pediatric patients. The results show firstly that this condition was more frequent in males than females. Secondly, an inverse relationship was found between the intellectual coefficient and the level of severity of the disorder. Thirdly, deficits in social reciprocity and communication were more evident in Level 3, than in Levels 1 and 2, while the difference was less evident in restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior.


ASD Severity levels Children IQ Clinical features 



To MD José Roberto Cárdenas Zavala, Lic. Josue Gabino Jiménez Flores and MAP Israel Adolfo Cuellar Hernández, for facilitating the adequate development of this project through their administrative management.

Author Contributions

TG-C and PR-F contributed to the conception of the project. EG-C, CCR-G, DA-C, MPN-H, and FCL-M contributed to the methodology of the project. CS-G contributed to the data curation. Formal analysis and investigation by TG-C, JH-SC, and PKE-S. Writing—original draft preparation by TG-C, PR-F, and EG-C.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tania González-Cortés
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elizabeth Gutiérrez-Contreras
    • 1
  • Perla Karina Espino-Silva
    • 2
  • Jorge Haro-Santa Cruz
    • 2
  • Diana Álvarez-Cruz
    • 1
  • Claudia Cecilia Rosales-González
    • 1
  • Cristina Sida-Godoy
    • 2
  • Martha Patricia Nava-Hernández
    • 2
  • Francisco Carlos López-Márquez
    • 2
  • Pablo Ruiz-Flores
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación y Atención del Autismo, Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) del Estado de CoahuilaTorreónMexico
  2. 2.Facultad de Medicina Unidad Torreón, Centro de Investigación BiomédicaUniversidad Autónoma de CoahuilaTorreónMexico

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