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Gastrointestinal Problems in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Timothy Buie

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195371826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0028
Gastrointestinal Problems in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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This chapter discusses the prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in individuals with autism. It characterizes some of the unusual clinical presentations of pain and addresses speculated dietary and nutritional issues in children. Inflammation in the GI tract is discussed. Finally, some reflection on research pathways involving the GI problems in children with autism is offered.

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Neurology ; Neuroscience

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