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Case Reports in Psychiatry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 239034, 2 pages
Case Report

Improvements in Behavioral Symptoms following Antibiotic Therapy in a 14-Year-Old Male with Autism

1The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development, Austin, TX 78701, USA
2Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX 75235, USA

Received 16 May 2013; Accepted 11 June 2013

Academic Editors: Y. Kaneda, C. Lançon, and S. Shimodera

Copyright © 2013 P. Lucas Ramirez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This case report describes the benefits of antibiotic and antifungal therapy on behavior in a child with autism undergoing treatment for encopresis. Over the course of treatment, the child exhibited a reduction in aberrant behaviors, increased gastrointestinal function, and improved quality of life.