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BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Mar 20;2014. pii: bcr2013202581. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202581.

Nutritional implications of selective eating in a child with autism spectrum disorder.

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Department of Community Paediatrics, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, U K.

Abstract

A 4-year-old boy attending the autism assessment service was identified to have a restricted diet. His food diary documented that he ate a narrow range of foods and consumed excessive quantities of carrot juice (excess 2.5 L daily). Physical examination showed that the boy had a florid orange discolouration of his skin, growth parameters were <91st centile for weight, >50th centile for height and head circumference. Blood investigations showed a raised serum carotene level and vitamin D deficiency. He was referred for urgent specialist input from dietetics and the other disciplines within the autism intervention team.

PMID:
24654242
PMCID:
PMC3962909
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2013-202581
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