- The cause of autism is unknown.
- Even though the disorder results from abnormalities in the structure or function of the brain, the underlying cause usually cannot be identified.
- Patients with autism have abnormalities in several areas of the brain.
- According to a recent study, approximately 11% autism cases may be linked to genetic problems.
- According to a report, a link between fever/flu during pregnancy and autism among new-borns was observed.