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Krause, Ilan; He, Ziao-Song; Gershwin, M. Eric; Shoenfeld, Yehuda – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2002
This article reviews studies linking autistic disorder with various immune factors. It concludes that although various immune system abnormalities have been reported in children with autism, previous studies are largely association based and it remains difficult to draw conclusions regarding the role of immune factors in the etiopathogenesis of…
Descriptors: Autism, Biological Influences, Child Health, Children
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Gupta, Sudhir – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2000
This article discusses research findings that indicate immunological abnormalities in children with autism, including the dysregulation of the immune system, and concludes that there are sufficient data to suggest a role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of autism. Various biological therapies are analyzed, including intravenous…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Children, Etiology
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Brook, Sarah Lister; Bowler, Dermot M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1992
A review of the literature on children with language disorders characterized by semantic and pragmatic impairments suggests that some of these conditions may stem from the same fundamental cognitive and interpersonal difficulties found in early childhood autism. A summary of recent research and theory in autism is also presented. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Etiology, Interpersonal Communication
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Page, Theodore – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2000
This review evaluates evidence for metabolic etiologies in autism spectrum disorders, as well as for the efficacy of dietary and vitamin treatments. The relationship between gastrointestinal abnormalities and autism spectrum disorders is also considered, and the need for more research on larger populations of individuals with autism is stressed.…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Children, Enzymes