Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Autism - The Role of the Otolaryngologist [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 5
Autism is a syndrome manifested as abnormal body movements, communication and language disorder, impairments in social relatedness, a need for routine activity plus sameness of expression, and sensory dysfunction. The worldwide incidence of autism and autism related disorders has now reached epidemic proportions and it is not justified to infer that the increased notice is due to increased reporting and better diagnostic facilities. No one knows how many causes of autism and related disorders there are, but there are some that we do know. We will discuss the topic under the following headings, genetic factors and inborn errors of metabolism, infections, antibiotic and vaccines, heavy metal toxicity, the role of the otolaryngologist and audiologist and preventive and biological treatments.....