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Toe walking in childhood schizophrenia

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Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
53
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-3476(58)80174-2
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary 1. The importance of persistent toe walking as a sign in childhood schizophrenia was emphasized and three cases were described illustrating the medical profession's unfamiliarity with this phenomenon. 2. In these toe walking schizophrenic children, mental deficiency, autism, and abnormal electroencephalograms were noted. 3. It is suggested that toe walking in childhood schizophrenia may be related to space and motion preoccupations, which may be due to primary or secondary dysfunction of vestibular pathways.

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