Pregnant Mom’s Immunity Tied to Behavioral, Emotional Issues in Kids With Autism
[Source: Psych Central]
Children with autism whose mothers had immune conditions during their pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral and emotional issues, according to a new study from the University of California (UC) Davis. Researchers looked at maternal immune history as a potential predictor of symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
“We tested the ability of maternal immune history to predict ASD symptoms and the possible role that the sex of the offspring plays,” said Dr. Paul Ashwood, professor of microbiology and immunology and faculty member at the UC Davis MIND Institute.
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