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Is there a correlation between trisomy 18 and autism?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Trisomy 18 is a severe syndrome that significantly affects the brain and its development .
A child with autistic like behaviors who has trisomy 18, is a trisomy-18 patient, not an autism patient.

In brief: Not really
Trisomy 18 is a severe syndrome that significantly affects the brain and its development .
A child with autistic like behaviors who has trisomy 18, is a trisomy-18 patient, not an autism patient.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Karl Muench
Almost all infants with trisomy 18 die before one year old.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Any underlying brain pathology carries a higher risk of Autism along with Intellectual Disability. The lower the IQ, the higher the risk..
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Trisomy 18 is a serious birth defect that is not related to autism in any way.

In brief: No
Trisomy 18 is a serious birth defect that is not related to autism in any way.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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