Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an idiopathic multifactorial disease. Chromosomal abnormalities could be found only in a few percent (0.3-0.6) of cases. The estimated prevalence is 0.6 in Europe and the prevalence of the disease has been increased in last few decades. ASD have an impact on the quality of life of the patient and his family. The early diagnosis of ASD is most important. There are limited data regarding the measure of biparietal diameter (BPD) of the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy. These data suggested the BPD is an important screening marker for ASD, but the complex prenatal screening is unresolved. There is a need for further investigations of the genetic background of ASD and to identify potentially first trimester ultrasound markers for ASD.
|Translated title of the contribution||The possibility of prenatal diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Psychiatria Hungarica : A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság tudományos folyóirata|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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