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Uncovering the Link Between a Common Congenital Viral Infection and Autism

June 26, 2024

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Virus Fetus Autism Brain Development
Presented by Health Lab

A new study from Michigan Medicine researchers suggests that children who contracted a viral infection known as congenital cytomegalovirus in utero may be nearly two and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with autism. Megan Pesch, M.D., lead author of the study, explores the key findings, the need for proactive and routine neonatal screening for CMV, and the importance of early detection.

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