Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mother's Antibodies May Explain a Quarter of Autism Cases, Study Finds

A test for six antibodies in an expectant mom’s blood may predict with more than 99% certainty which children are at highest risk of developing autism.

In a study published in Translational Psychiatry, researchers report that 23% of all cases of autism may result from the presence of maternal antibodies that interfere with fetal brain development during pregnancy.

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