Study Links Autism Spectrum Disorder With Fever

Children with autism spectrum disorder may see improvements in their behavior when they're sick.

The key may be a fever of over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. In a study of 60 kids with autism spectrum disorder parents said that when their kids had a fever, they had improvements in mood, speech, movement and hyperactivity.

No word yet on why fever may be associated with these benefits. Researchers say more studies are needed to confirm the link.


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  • by chris on Dec 9, 2007 at 10:22 AM
    The study on Autism consisted of 30 children. Not 60.
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