Making Sense about Reported Brain Abnormalities in Autism

On September 5, 2012, 1:36 am

AO/GR 2012 Conference. Manuel F. Casanova, MD.

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A review of the brain literature in autism suggests that brain abnormalities of germinal/stem proliferation cells acts as a loci minoris resistentia to different disease processes. In effect, secondary autism caused by tuberous sclerosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, or associated with premature delivery provide for germinal cell alterations. A better understanding of this underlying process is the first step towards identifying putative risk factors and possibly averting this condition.

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