Ultrasound: Autism Risk at Birth Revealed by Scan

A study led by Michigan State University found that newborns with low birth weight are seven times more likely to develop autism later in life if ultrasound scans taken immediately after birth shows enlarged ventricles, brain cavities that store spinal fluid.

The study, supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, was published in the Journal of Pediatrics and may indicate a method for early detection of autism that could go into widespread use.

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