Lyme disease isn't responsible for high autism prevalence, study finds

04/30/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

A study of 120 children does not support claims that exposure to Lyme disease is linked to the high rate of autism in the U.S. "The data do not address whether Lyme disease may cause autism-like behavioral deficits in some cases. However, the study's sample size is large enough to effectively rule out the suggested high rates of Lyme disease amongst affected children," the researchers wrote.

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