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(pĕr-vā′sĭv) [L. pervadere, to go through]
Spreading widely and deeply; affecting all aspects of something.


adj indicates that a condition permeates the entire development of the individual.

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Q. Is pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or autism is fatal……what exactly it is……?

A. Autism is not fatal in its symptom and progression but it can become fatal as it does impair normal physiological function it CAN BE a fatal condition. It’s a group of illness which involves delays in the development of basic skills. It happens to children below age 3. It affects the child`s ability to communicate and interact. Autism affected children are also found to be mentally retarded.

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