Bacteria in the gut of young autism sufferers could affect the central nervous system, the study found. Image: Shutterstock Bacteria in the gut of young autism sufferers could affect the central nervous system, the study found. Image: Shutterstock
Bacteria in the gut of young autism sufferers could affect the central nervous system, the study found. Image: Shutterstock

Testing children’s stool may show if they are autistic, Hong Kong researchers say

  • Chinese University team finds those with condition have five species of bacteria in their guts not found in other children
  • Testing kit allows parents to collect sample at home and send it to laboratory for analysis

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
Bacteria in the gut of young autism sufferers could affect the central nervous system, the study found. Image: Shutterstock Bacteria in the gut of young autism sufferers could affect the central nervous system, the study found. Image: Shutterstock
Bacteria in the gut of young autism sufferers could affect the central nervous system, the study found. Image: Shutterstock
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