Autistic disorder and viral infections

@article{Libbey2011AutisticDA,
  title={Autistic disorder and viral infections},
  author={Jane E. Libbey and Thayne L Sweeten and William M. McMahon and Robert S. Fujinami},
  journal={Journal of NeuroVirology},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={1-10}
}
Autistic disorder (autism) is a behaviorally defined developmental disorder with a wide range of behaviors. Although the etiology of autism is unknown, data suggest that autism results from multiple etiologies with both genetic and environmental contributions, which may explain the spectrum of behaviors seen in this disorder. One proposed etiology for autism is viral infection very early in development. The mechanism, by which viral infection may lead to autism, be it through direct infection… 
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