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Who gets autism spectrum disorder?

Autism may run in families, and boys are more likely to develop autism than girls. Having another condition such as Fragile X syndrome, Tourette syndrome or Rett syndrome increases the risk of autism.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 07 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
Rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Category: Fetal alcohol syndrome

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