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is there a connection between congenital anosmia and autism

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
35 years experience Neurology
Yes: Here are the websites for 2 support groups for anosmia in general. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/anosmia/ http://www.Anosmiafoundation.Co ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: This has not been proven.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: There are no approved or documented studies, publications that prove any relationship between shingles during gestation and autism. The prevalence of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Epilepsy and autism are separate conditions. One person may have both, though.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: I have reviewed some lab reports from mega labs that propose a "normal value" and suggest treatments when this normal component of the poo is found a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: There is a broader connection between autism and tactile (touch) hypersensitivity or oversensitivity to a variety of tactile stimuli, including heat. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Good question. Autism is now being ''treated'' in the press. Please talk to your doctor.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: Obviously something in the brain is not working properly, but at present, exactly what is unknown.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
None yet: There's a serious brain disease presenting primarily as behavior that follows strep infections -- PANDAS is the acronym. It's real and was readily acc ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There is no connection between vaccines and autism. There is misinformation from many people about this, including from some non-medical hollywood cel ... Read More
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