Study: Girls and Women With Autism Particularly Prone to Epilepsy

Date: 
Fri, 2015-07-31 (All day)

Karen E. Blackmon, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Neurology 

The new research, led by neuroscientist Karen Blackmon, of New York University Medical Center, investigated a previously noted difference between autism's 4-to-1 male/female ratio and the tighter 3-to-1 male/female ratio for autism with Epilepsy.

"This suggests that whatever protects women from autism does not shield them from epilepsy," Dr. Blackmon says.

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