Using a Gluten-Free Diet in Integrated Therapy of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children: A Clinical Case

Authors

1 Candidate of Medical Sciences, Senior Researcher at the Research Institute of Experimental Biology and Medicine of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Voronezh, Russia.

2 Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Hospital and Polyclinic Pediatrics of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Voronezh, Russia.

3 Candidate of Medical Sciences, Assistant of the Department of Organization of Nursing Care of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Voronezh State Medical University named after NN Burdenko" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Voronezh, Russia.

4 Candidate of Medical Sciences, Аssistant of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Law of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Voronezh State Medical University named after NN Burdenko" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Voronezh, Russia.

5 Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Hospital and Polyclinic Pediatrics of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Voronezh State Medical University named after NN Burdenko" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Voronezh, Russia.

6 Student of Pediatric Department of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Voronezh State Medical University named after NN Burdenko" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Voronezh, Russia.

Abstract

Currently, many studies show the effectiveness of elimination (gluten-free and case-free) diets in correcting not only the symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders in patients with autism but also in correcting behavioral indicators. The results of the inclusion of gluten and case free diets were analyzed in the complex of therapeutic measures in a child with autism spectrum disorders. The clinical efficacy of adherence was revealed to a strict gluten-free diet for 2 years in a child with autism spectrum disorders with gluten sensitivity. An individual approach is necessary to the appointment of a gluten-free diet for children with autism spectrum disorders, it is required to survey before it begins to exclude various forms of gluten intolerance.

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