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Are hie and autism related?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ummm, not really.
Hie or hypoxia-ischemic encephalopathy is causative in many behavioral and learning disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.
Autism is the result of a confluence of genetic predisposition and neurotoxicity. So someone with perfectly typical genetic endowment can have hie, while a much more minimal cortical insult could make autism penetrate.

In brief: Ummm, not really.
Hie or hypoxia-ischemic encephalopathy is causative in many behavioral and learning disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.
Autism is the result of a confluence of genetic predisposition and neurotoxicity. So someone with perfectly typical genetic endowment can have hie, while a much more minimal cortical insult could make autism penetrate.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. James Cummings
Pediatrics - Neonatology
In brief: No
There is no strong scientific data that links the two conditions, although there have been cases studies that suggested the incidence of autism was higher in children who suffered moderate to severe perinatal hie.

In brief: No
There is no strong scientific data that links the two conditions, although there have been cases studies that suggested the incidence of autism was higher in children who suffered moderate to severe perinatal hie.
Dr. James Cummings
Dr. James Cummings
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