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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

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

Carol J. Henderson

Viviann Nordin

Shirley W. Ekvall

Oxford University Press

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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