Parental Autoimmune Diseases Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Offspring

Source: 
Epidemiology, Keil, Daniels et al
Year Published: 
2010

Studies have suggested associations between immune response and idiopathic disorders (such as autism). This study explores associations between parental autoimmune disorders and children's diagnosis of autism by linking. The study found associations between parental autoimmune disorders and autism spectrum disorders, suggesting parental autoimmune disorders may represent a pathway that warrants more detailed investigation.