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I will argue here that asphyxia at birth can sometimes be another cause of autism - a most disagreeable notion for the medical establishment. I would like to solicit discussion pro and con on this subject. Send me email at: Eileen_Simon@alum.barnard.edu.
The focus of research should be to look for areas of the developing brain vulnerable to any and all factors that can impair function whether these might be genetic, infectious, or due to toxic substances, or asphyxia. The auditory system has been found to have the greatest blood flow and metabolism in the brain, and to be vulnerable to many factors such as alcohol, lead, mercury, infections and asphyxia at birth. Impairment of auditory function deserves greater emphasis in research on failure of language development.
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Evidence of obstetric error?
Autism, variant of kernicterus?
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