TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a recent study showed that saliva test helps identify children at risk of developing autism or those affected by the condition early in the course of the disease.
According to a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research, the new saliva test helps identify at-risk or affected children and adopt preventative measures or provide them with required forms of treatment before it is too late.
The promising results of the test revealed that the presence of certain salivary peptides indicate impaired brain development during infancy.
Scientists are optimistic that their findings will pave the way for early treatment in children with the developmental disorder.
Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.