Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 643–646

Further Commentary on Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment and Treatment Considerations

Authors

    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Washington
    • University of Washington Autism Center
    • Department of BioengineeringUniversity of Washington
  • Neva M. Corrigan
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Washington
  • Annette Estes
    • University of Washington Autism Center
    • Department of Speech and Hearing SciencesUniversity of Washington
  • Dennis W. W. Shaw
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Washington
    • Seattle Children’s Hospital
Letter to the Editor

DOI: 10.1007/s10803-011-1352-4

Cite this article as:
Dager, S.R., Corrigan, N.M., Estes, A. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (2012) 42: 643. doi:10.1007/s10803-011-1352-4

Abstract

The authors respond to a recent letter (Rossignol and Frye 2011) critical of their paper, “Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and MRI reveal no evidence for brain mitochondrial dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorder” (Corrigan et al. 2011). Further considerations regarding the assessment of mitochondrial dysfunction in autism spectrum disorder, and related treatment considerations, are discussed.

Keywords

Autism Developmental disorders MRS MRI Mitochondrial disorders Brain lactate

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