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Parental age and parity in dyslexic boys

  • R. Jayasekara (a1) and J. Street (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 July 2008

The influence of parental age at birth, and parity, was studied in a series of 48 dyslexic boys. It was concluded that both increased paternal and maternal age contributes to a greater incidence of the condition. The similarity to the age distributions of chromosomal aberrations and some mutation defects suggests some genetic implication. The findings thus favour a biological rather than environmental element in the aetiology.

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