Study: Risk for autism increased by relative with epilepsy

June 17, 2016 4:25 PM

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Study: Risk for autism increased by relative with epilepsy

People with a sibling or offspring who has epilepsy are at nearly two-thirds greater risk for developing autism.

LINKöPING, Sweden, June 17 (UPI) -- Having a diagnosis of epilepsy in childhood increases risk for autism spectrum disorder, though just having a family member with the condition may also significantly raise the risk.

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