Two Distinct Types of Autism Found

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Researchers have identified two biologically distinct forms of autism, it was reported today. One type involves brain abnormalities — children with this form have enlarged brains and usually develop autism by 18 months of age. Children with the second type have immune systems that aren’t working properly, according to the newspaper the Australian. The researchers likened their findings to the discovery in the 1960s that there are different forms of cancer. They hope their work will lead to the development of more individualized therapies for autism.
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