INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, vol.60, no.2, pp.109-115, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
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autism, autism spectrum disorder, neopterin, cellular immunity, OXIDATIVE STRESS, CHILDREN, SPECTRUM, BRAIN, ACTIVATION, DISORDERS, DYSFUNCTION, DISEASE, TEACHER, PLASMA
Objective: Autism is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder with an aetiology that is not fully understood. Published findings have identified widespread changes in the immune systems of children with autism. The latest findings show that the pathophysiology of autism may be associated with cellular immunity. Neopterin is a good indicator of cellular immunity, and changes in neopterin may have diagnostic importance.