The etiology of autism is not well understood, and most cases are of unknown etiology. Autism is most likely a multifactorial disease in which genetics and environmental factors combine to yield a wide range of phenotypes. As such, heterogeneity is a hallmark of both the origins and clinical manifestations of autism.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
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