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Medical Evaluation of Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Medical Evaluation of Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Medical Evaluation of Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Yamini J. Howe

, Michelle L. Palumbo

, and Ann Neumeyer

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date: 24 May 2022

The medical and clinical care of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) needs to be approached differently than in a typically developing child, adolescent, or adult because ASD symptomatology as well as common behavioral and medical comorbidities can affect daily life and medical treatment. The medical and clinical care of children and adults with ASD is addressed in this chapter. Important aspects of taking a clinical and medical history of an individual with ASD are reviewed. Important features of the physical examination as well as the indications for further medical workup in individuals with ASD are discussed. Case examples are provided to highlight key concepts.

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