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Corticosteroid therapy in regressive autism
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Corticosteroid therapy in regressive autism

Could steroid treatment be indicated for some children with regressive autism? That was the question examined in a paper by Frank Duffy and colleagues* based at the Boston Children’s Hospital in the United States. Looking retrospectively at the records of ...
Leaky guts and the maternal immune activated mouse model of autism
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Leaky guts and the maternal immune activated mouse model of autism

Continuing a theme of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract potentially being an important organ when it comes to at least some cases of autism, the paper by Elaine Hsiao and colleagues* adds an interesting additional layer to the science with a specific focus o...
Gastrointestinal observations in the valproate mouse model of autism
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Gastrointestinal observations in the valproate mouse model of autism

The recent revelation that offspring of a maternal immune activated (MIA) mouse model of autism, or at least mouse presentation of behaviours judged similar to those observed in cases of autism, might also present with gastrointestinal effects has certainly ca...
Functional gastrointestinal problems are not uncommon in autism
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Functional gastrointestinal problems are not uncommon in autism

The presence of bowel issues, whether functional bowel habit problems such as constipation or diarrhoea or more chronic bowel pathology, occurring alongside the presentation of at least some cases of autism have perhaps more that any other comorbidity generate...