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Autism's Origins: Mother's Antibody Production May Affect Fetal Brain - 02/22/2008

Autism's Origins: Mother's Antibody Production May Affect Fetal Brain

Release Date: February 22, 2008

The mothers of some autistic children may have made antibodies against their fetuses’ brain tissue during pregnancy that crossed the placenta and caused changes that led to autism, suggests research led by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center investigators and published in the February issue of the Journal of Neuroimmunology.

For more information; http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/newsDetail.aspx?id=3074