What Percentage Of Children With Autism Have Gastrointestinal Disorders?

Dr. Timothy Buie answers the question: 'Gastrointestinal Disorders And Autism?'

Oct. 23, 2008 -- Question: What percentage of children with autism have gastrointestinal disorders?

Answer: Several studies have looked at gastrointestinal disorders and autism and there is a broad range of reported frequencies. The more recent and probably better-done studies suggest a frequency somewhere between 50 and about 70 percent of children with autism having some type of a gastrointestinal-associated condition.