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What causes autism?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly genetic.

More and more genetic links to autism and autism spectrum disorders (asd's) are being found; there's even genetic testing available for siblings of patients with asd's to see if they have it, too.
Good studies have shown there's no link to vaccines.

In brief: Mostly genetic.

More and more genetic links to autism and autism spectrum disorders (asd's) are being found; there's even genetic testing available for siblings of patients with asd's to see if they have it, too.
Good studies have shown there's no link to vaccines.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Kathryn Akin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: We don't know.

Autism is a large group of individuals with many different specific diagnoses.
Only about 30% of children with autism can be found to have a specific gentic disorder. More of these will be discovered in the future. There have been no definitive studies linking autism and vaccines. Most physicians recommend that all chidren receive their vaccinations in a timely manner.

In brief: We don't know.

Autism is a large group of individuals with many different specific diagnoses.
Only about 30% of children with autism can be found to have a specific gentic disorder. More of these will be discovered in the future. There have been no definitive studies linking autism and vaccines. Most physicians recommend that all chidren receive their vaccinations in a timely manner.
Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Origin is elusive

Autism(a) and similar disorders have stumped researchers for ages.
Recently, multiple fine defects have been found on micro array studies of the chromasomes of kids with a & asd. This suggests misplaced genetic material may be involved very early in fetal life.This could suggest envirnomental toxins prior to or during pregnancy.More credible studies are needed & less attention to junk science.

In brief: Origin is elusive

Autism(a) and similar disorders have stumped researchers for ages.
Recently, multiple fine defects have been found on micro array studies of the chromasomes of kids with a & asd. This suggests misplaced genetic material may be involved very early in fetal life.This could suggest envirnomental toxins prior to or during pregnancy.More credible studies are needed & less attention to junk science.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NOT vaccines

> 30 known genetic syndromes include autism and intellectual disability in their developmental profile + copy repeat errors are found on genetic microarray in ~15% of people with autism. Epigenetic factors like certain viruses & drugs change the function, but not the structure of fetal genes .
Environmental factors may trigger the expression of these altered genes, like illnessess with fever.

In brief: NOT vaccines

> 30 known genetic syndromes include autism and intellectual disability in their developmental profile + copy repeat errors are found on genetic microarray in ~15% of people with autism. Epigenetic factors like certain viruses & drugs change the function, but not the structure of fetal genes .
Environmental factors may trigger the expression of these altered genes, like illnessess with fever.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice

In brief: Vaccines

New studies in j toxicol environ health, 2011 & journal of inorganic biochemistry, 2011 did infer an association between autism and vaccines.

In brief: Vaccines

New studies in j toxicol environ health, 2011 & journal of inorganic biochemistry, 2011 did infer an association between autism and vaccines.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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