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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Shaw, H.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Autism - The Role of the Otolaryngologist [Abstract]
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2003
Volume ID
52 Suppl. 5
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Page(s)
17
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
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.....
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