The immune response in autism: a new frontier for autism research

@article{Ashwood2006TheIR,
  title={The immune response in autism: a new frontier for autism research},
  author={Paul Ashwood and Sharifia Wills and Judy A. Van de Water},
  journal={Journal of Leukocyte Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={80}
}
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are part of a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders known as pervasive developmental disorders, which occur in childhood. They are characterized by impairments in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and the presence of restricted and repetitive stereotyped behaviors. At the present time, the etiology of ASD is largely unknown, but genetic, environmental, immunological, and neurological factors are thought to play a role in the… 
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