Altered urinary porphyrins and mercury exposure as biomarkers for autism severity in Egyptian children with autism spectrum disorder

@article{Khaled2016AlteredUP,
  title={Altered urinary porphyrins and mercury exposure as biomarkers for autism severity in Egyptian children with autism spectrum disorder},
  author={Eman M Khaled and Nagwa Abdel Meguid and Geir Bj\orklund and A Veeran Gouda and Mohamed H Bahary and Adel F. Hashish and Nermin M Sallam and Salvatore Chirumbolo and Mona A. El-Bana},
  journal={Metabolic Brain Disease},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={1419-1426}
}
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social, communication, and behavioral development. Recent evidence supported but also questioned the hypothetical role of compounds containing mercury (Hg) as contributors to the development of ASD. Specific alterations in the urinary excretion of porphyrin-containing ring catabolites have been associated with exposure to Hg in ASD patients. In the present study, the level of urinary porphyrins, as biomarkers… CONTINUE READING
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