Behaviors associated with fever in children with autism spectrum disorders.

TitleBehaviors associated with fever in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsCurran LK, Newschaffer CJ, Lee L-C, Crawford SO, Johnston MV, Zimmerman AW
JournalPediatrics
Volume120
Issue6
Paginatione1386-92
Date Published2007 Dec
Abstract

Clinical case reports have suggested that the behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders may improve with fever. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of illness on behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders. Understanding the role of fever, if any, may be informative regarding causative mechanisms of and treatment opportunities for autism.

Alternate JournalPediatrics