Mortality and causes of death in autism spectrum disorders: An update.

Svend Erik Mouridsen, Henrik Brønnum-Hansen, Bente Rich, Torben Isager

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2008-Jul
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAutism
Vol/bind12
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)403-14
Antal sider11
ISSN1362-3613
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. jul. 2008

Fingeraftryk

Cause of Death
Population
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Education

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  • Dødelighed

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Mouridsen, S. E., Brønnum-Hansen, H., Rich, B., & Isager, T. (2008). Mortality and causes of death in autism spectrum disorders: An update. Autism, 12(4), 403-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361308091653
Mouridsen, Svend Erik ; Brønnum-Hansen, Henrik ; Rich, Bente ; Isager, Torben. / Mortality and causes of death in autism spectrum disorders: An update. I: Autism. 2008 ; Bind 12, Nr. 4. s. 403-14.
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Mortality and causes of death in autism spectrum disorders: An update. / Mouridsen, Svend Erik; Brønnum-Hansen, Henrik; Rich, Bente; Isager, Torben.

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Mouridsen SE, Brønnum-Hansen H, Rich B, Isager T. Mortality and causes of death in autism spectrum disorders: An update. Autism. 2008 jul 1;12(4):403-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361308091653