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Autism spectrum disorders

Autism spectrum disorders (most popular term for pervasive developmental disorders - F84.0) Includes disintegrative disorder, Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. These disorders have a range of severity. (Clinical term: Childhood autism Eu84.0)

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