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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic DisordersPrevention, Assessment, and Treatment$
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Shirley W. Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199398911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.001.0001

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

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(p.111) 13 Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders
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Carol J. Henderson

Viviann Nordin

Shirley W. Ekvall

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0013

This chapter discusses autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including the background and original description of the disorder; use of the DSM-5 and ICD-10 for diagnosis; epidemiology and contributing factors; early signs and detection; autism research; genetic factors, environmental factors, and epigenetics of ASD; medical and psychiatric comorbidities; gastrointestinal dysfunction; feeding difficulties; nutrient intake and nutritional status; and feeding and dietary approaches.

Keywords:   autism, autism spectrum disorder, comorbidities, feeding difficulty, nutritional status

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