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My son suffered a skull fracture at 4 weeks, which caused him to have seizures. Will this cause him to have autism?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Should Not

As far as we know, it will not.
Autism is thought to have a genetic foundation and trauma does not seem to be a trigger.

In brief: Should Not

As far as we know, it will not.
Autism is thought to have a genetic foundation and trauma does not seem to be a trigger.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: The location & size

Of the damaged area of the brain + degree of recovery determine potential impairment from injury.
Changes in the nerve cells & their connections in the fetal brain, not visible on mri, predispose a child to have autism; if not present, autism is unlikely. Work with his early intervention therapists to promote his development; at his age, he can "recruit" undamaged areas & may do quite well.

In brief: The location & size

Of the damaged area of the brain + degree of recovery determine potential impairment from injury.
Changes in the nerve cells & their connections in the fetal brain, not visible on mri, predispose a child to have autism; if not present, autism is unlikely. Work with his early intervention therapists to promote his development; at his age, he can "recruit" undamaged areas & may do quite well.
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