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Volume 42 - Number 5
September/October 2016

Concurrent Medical Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Tania Celia, Wyona W. Freysteinson, and Richard E. Frye

Long thought to be purely psychological in origin, current research lends credenceto the idea that autism has a medical basis. Patients with autism can be among themost challenging patients that a healthcare provider may care for. Often the presentingsymptoms of autism make these patients difficult to examine and may alsomask underlying concurrent conditions. This article reviews some of the more commonconditions found concurrently in the autistic population.