Infant MRIs Show Autism Linked to Increased Cerebrospinal Fluid
- Scienmag March 6th, 2017
- Source: https://scienmag.com/infant-mris-show-autism-linked-to-increased-cerebrospinal-fluid/
Guido Gerig, chair and professor of computer science and engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, was involved in this research.
A national research network led by UNC School of Medicine's Joseph Piven, MD, found that many toddlers diagnosed with autism at two years of age had a substantially greater amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at six and 12 months of age, before diagnosis is possible. They also found that the more CSF at six months – as measured through MRIs – the more severe the autism symptoms were at two years of age.