Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Metabolic Disorders May Underlie Some Diagnosed Autism Cases

Genetic metabolic diseases, such as Sanfilippo syndrome, may underlie an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, especially when accompanied with additional symptoms, according to a case series in Turkey. The data suggested that 3.3% of ASD cases may have a metabolism-related genetic cause, which in many cases can be attenuated or…