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A regional database for autism spectrum disorders
  1. B Neville
  1. Brian Neville, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK; b.neville{at}

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The study of McConachie and colleagues1 describes some of the challenges of developing a regional database for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and I raise a further issue. Most children with ASD are diagnosed because of early developmental concerns noted by paediatricians or child psychiatry departments. However, a significant group with early brain damage/dysfunction …

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