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Case Rep Psychiatry. 2013;2013:239034. doi: 10.1155/2013/239034. Epub 2013 Jun 19.

Improvements in Behavioral Symptoms following Antibiotic Therapy in a 14-Year-Old Male with Autism.

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The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development, Austin, TX 78701, USA.


This case report describes the benefits of antibiotic and antifungal therapy on behavior in a child with autism undergoing treatment for encopresis. Over the course of treatment, the child exhibited a reduction in aberrant behaviors, increased gastrointestinal function, and improved quality of life.

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