n South African Psychiatry Review - Clostridium in autism, causal or casual? : letter to the editor




Autism or autistic disorder was first described by Kanner in 1943. It is associated with abnormalities of communication, of social development and a restriction of behaviour and interests. The prevalence of autism is put at 30-40 per 100, 000 children and is four times as common in boys as in girls. Onset is usually before age of three (3) years The etiology of autism has been a matter of speculation.


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