Concurrent medical conditions in autism spectrum disorders
Frye, Richard E.
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Long thought to be purely psychological in origin, current research lends credence to the idea that autism has a medical basis. Patients with autism can be among the most challenging patients that a healthcare provider may care for. Often the presenting symptoms of autism make these patients difficult to examine and may also mask underlying concurrent conditions. This article reviews some of the more common conditions found concurrently in the autistic population.