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ERIC Number: EJ1093137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Scurvy as a Manifestation of Food Selectivity in Children with Autism
Ma, Nina S.; Thompson, Cynthia; Weston, Sharon
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n4 p1464-1470 Apr 2016
Scurvy was diagnosed in seven children at Boston Children's Hospital. All of the children had a developmental disorder and autism was the most common. They had a long-standing history of food selectivity with diets devoid of fruits and vegetables, and none of the children were supplemented with a multivitamin. They presented with limp, and an elaborate panel of tests and procedures were undertaken before the diagnosis of scurvy was made. Treatment with vitamin C led to rapid recovery of symptoms. This report emphasizes the importance of considering nutritional causes of musculoskeletal symptoms in children with autism and restrictive diets.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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