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Nephrology

  • Amita Sharma
  • Jonathan Paolino
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Abstract

The approach to the diagnosis and treatment of renal disorders in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not unlike that of the general population. There are, however, some topics that need to be highlighted because patients with ASD may be at increased risk of these disorders. These include tuberous sclerosis complex, lithium toxicity, juvenile nephronophthisis, enuresis, and urinary tract infections. Because of the important role of the kidney both in the metabolism of commonly used medications and in the overall health of an individual, an understanding of these conditions is essential for both primary care and subspecialty healthcare providers caring for patients with ASD.

Keywords

Autism spectrum disorder Tuberous sclerosis Angiomyolipoma (AML) Lithium toxicity Echogenic kidneys Enuresis UTIs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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