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Autoimmune Diseases

Renowned Researcher Discusses Links Between Autism and Autoimmune Diseases

By Julio Morales

Confessing that doctors and researchers have quite a way to go before they can begin to understand the causes of autism, one of the nation’s foremost autism experts said he is nonetheless excited about a recent research finding that may eventually lead to a reduction in new cases.

Some research has shown that some cases of autism may be caused by autoimmune diseases arising during pregnancy, and that antibodies passing from mother to fetus may be impairing fetal brain development, said David Amaral, psychiatry and behavioral sciences professor at the University of California, Davis.

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