Neonatally measured immunoglobulins and risk of autism.

  title={Neonatally measured immunoglobulins and risk of autism.},
  author={Judith K. Grether and Lisa A Croen and Meredith C. Anderson and Karin B Nelson and Robert Yolken},
  journal={Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research},
  volume={3 6},
Previous studies indicate that prenatal exposure to infections is a possible pathway through which autism spectrum disorders (ASD) could be initiated. We investigated whether immunoglobulin levels in archived specimens obtained from newborns subsequently diagnosed with ASD are different from levels in newborn specimens from controls. Children with ASD born in six California counties in 1994 were ascertained through records of the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and Kaiser… CONTINUE READING
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