Mothers with diabetes more likely to also have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies

Posted by on June 17, 2016 8:03 pm
Categories: health

Mothers of children with autism and were diagnosed with metabolic conditions during pregnancy, particularly gestational and type 2 diabetes, were more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies in their blood compared to healthy women of children with autism. The presence of these anti-fetal brain autoantibodies has been previously found to be specific to some mothers of children with autism and rare among mothers of children without autism, researchers have found.

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