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http://www.rescuepost.com/files/j-child-neurol-2013-herbert-and-buckley-0883073813488668-1.pdf

 

Austsim and Dietary Therapy: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

 

 

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We report the history of a child with autism and epilepsy who, after limited response to other interventions following her
regression into autism, was placed on a gluten-free, casein-free diet, after which she showed marked improvement in autistic and
medical symptoms. Subsequently, following pubertal onset of seizures and after failing to achieve full seizure control pharmacologically she was advanced to a ketogenic diet that was customized to continue the gluten-free, casein-free regimen. On this diet,
while still continuing on anticonvulsants, she showed significant improvement in seizure activity.

 

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The ketogenic diet also has provided many with relief from seizures. What are the possible commonalities between seizures and autism?

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The ketogenic diet also has provided many with relief from seizures. What are the possible commonalities between seizures and autism?

I have read that around 50% of children with autism have seizures; usually partial seizure and sometimes sub clinical.. Some forms of epilepsy present very similar to autism in terms of visible behavior.
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I have read that around 50% of children with autism have seizures; usually partial seizure and sometimes sub clinical.. Some forms of epilepsy present very similar to autism in terms of visible behavior.

My oldest son is on the autism spectrum and was diagnosed with rolandic seizures when he was 10.  His are under control and we're hoping he'll grow out of them soon.  He's also on a gluten, casein, and egg free diet.  It really seems to make a difference in his overall behavior.  He started running cross country and track and the exercise seemed to be another part of the picture for him.  I wonder if there have been any studies regarding exercise and autism?

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