Is autism an autoimmune disease?

@article{Ashwood2004IsAA,
  title={Is autism an autoimmune disease?},
  author={Paul Ashwood and Judy Van de Water},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={3 7-8},
  pages={
          557-62
        }
}
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a spectrum of behavioral anomalies characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, often accompanied by repetitive and stereotyped behavior. The condition manifests within the first 3 years of life and persists into adulthood. There are numerous hypotheses regarding the etiology and pathology of ASD, including a suggested role for immune dysfunction. However, to date, the evidence for involvement of the immune system in autism has been… CONTINUE READING

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