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What makes a child autistic?

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Dr. FLORENCE NNEBE
Pediatrics

In brief: No iron clad answer

but there is enough from studies to believe that it derives from a problem in the genes.
The severity may depend on the variability of the genes being expressed and to a degree other environmental factors. Knowledge of autism is incomplete at this time so be selective about the quality of information you get. It is best to discuss any questions with your PCP who has access to evidence based info.

In brief: No iron clad answer

but there is enough from studies to believe that it derives from a problem in the genes.
The severity may depend on the variability of the genes being expressed and to a degree other environmental factors. Knowledge of autism is incomplete at this time so be selective about the quality of information you get. It is best to discuss any questions with your PCP who has access to evidence based info.
Dr. FLORENCE NNEBE
Dr. FLORENCE NNEBE
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