Medical comorbidities in pediatric autism spectrum disorder

Amanda Austin, Jeffrey D. Shahidullah

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Youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have many and varied social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs. In many cases, these children also have medical needs, adding to the level of care they require. Medical conditions commonly co-occur in children with ASD; some of the most common include epilepsy, gastrointestinal issues, sleep problems, and feeding disorders. The diagnosis and treatment of these conditions is often complicated by their ASD symptoms. The care and collaboration of professionals from multiple disciplines is needed to effectively conceptualize and treat these conditions. This chapter provides a review of common co-occurring medical conditions in children with ASD and highlights the need for interprofessional collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInterprofessional Care Coordination for Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder
Subtitle of host publicationTranslating Research into Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030462956
ISBN (Print)9783030462949
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


  • Autism
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Hospital
  • Medical comorbidities
  • Neurodevelopmental
  • Pediatrics


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