Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
HIGUERA C, MIGUEL. Biological Treatments of Autism, Elimination Diets. A Critical Review. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2010, vol.81, n.3, pp. 204-214. ISSN 0370-4106. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062010000300002.
This paper presents some critical considerations regarding the growing adoption, by families, of alternative treatments and diets for the treatment of various disorders like autism in children. Research does not seem to support such practices, with the exception of the relationship between timesoral and vaccines, neurological and cardiac disorders. Issues to consider are pointed out in the need to opt for biological treatments, and the need for families and research teams to work together for the purpose of clarifying such procedures.
Palabras llave : Development disorders; elimination diet; timerosal; candidiasis; immunization; gluten; casein.