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Autism seems to be increasing worldwide, if not in London

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7433.226-c (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:226
  1. F Edward Yazbak, paediatrician (TLAutStudy@aol.com)
  1. TL Autism Research, 70 Viewcrest Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540, USA

    EDITOR—It would be wonderful if autism had reached a plateau in northeast London, as reported by Mayor.1 Unfortunately, this has not happened anywhere else.

    In Cambridgeshire one in 175 children in school had a diagnosis of autism in 2001 (F Scott, personal communication). According to a recently reported study by the Highland Council Education Department, as many as one primary schoolchild in 49 has been diagnosed with, or …

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