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Autism diagnosis age differed by gender, symptom severity

Autism diagnosis age differed by gender, symptom severity
April 28, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later than boys, possibly due to the fact that boys have more difficulties with social awareness and communication while girls exhibit less severe symptoms that may be missed by early screening.

“This and other studies suggest that girls with ASD, as well as perhaps older women with this disorder, differ from males in key symptoms and behaviors, particularly around social interactions,” Paul Lipkin, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member and director of the Interactive Autism Network at Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore, said in a press release. “We must determine if the less recognizable symptoms in girls are leading not only to delayed diagnosis, but also under-identification of the condition.”

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