Elevated levels of measles antibodies in children with autism.

  title={Elevated levels of measles antibodies in children with autism.},
  author={Vijendra K. Singh and Ryan L. Jensen},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  volume={28 4},
Virus-induced autoimmunity may play a causal role in autism. To examine the etiologic link of viruses in this brain disorder, we conducted a serologic study of measles virus, mumps virus, and rubella virus. Viral antibodies were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the serum of autistic children, normal children, and siblings of autistic children. The level of measles antibody, but not mumps or rubella antibodies, was significantly higher in autistic children as compared with normal… CONTINUE READING