The Cause Of Autism

Researchers are making progress in understanding what causes autism. From BBC NEWS:

Scientists have produced compelling evidence that autism may in some cases be linked to inflammation of the brain.

They found certain immune system components that promote inflammation are consistently activated in people with autism.

Autistic children have difficulties in social interaction, may show repetitive behaviours and may have unusual attachments to objects or routines.

The Johns Hopkins University research is published in Annals of Neurology. [More]Medical News Today (on the same topic) has more information the different types of autism on the autism spectrum.

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