Ultrasound scans can detect autism risk in low birth weight babies

02/26/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

Low birth weight babies whose ultrasound scans taken right after birth showed enlarged ventricles were seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism later in life, a study showed. The findings, based on data from 1,105 newborns with low birth weight, were published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

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