Too much brain fluid may point to autism risk in babies

Researchers have found that too much brain fluid in babies can put them at the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, ASD.

A test of the cerebrospinal fluid at six and 12 months of age in infants can help detect risk of developing autism with 70% accuracy.

The testing is done by taking a magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, of the brain. Other autism signs that can be identified at the age of two are poorer gross motor skills, such as head and limb control.

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