Higher Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder Found in PWS Children

Higher Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder Found in PWS Children

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Higher Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder Found in PWS Children

More than 70% of children and adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have a high risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study in Chinese patients. The findings also indicated that individuals who were shorter, had excess weight, and experienced obstructive sleep apnea — a condition in which the airways become constricted during sleep, a common problem in PWS — were at a higher risk of developing ASD. The study, “Early Screening and…

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