Diagnosis of autism and treatment therefor

  • US 5,686,311 A
  • Filed: 06/23/1995
  • Issued: 11/11/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/23/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of detecting autism-related compounds in a patient comprising the steps of:

  • obtaining from the patient a sample of a body fluid selected from the group consisting of urine, blood, saliva and cerebral spinal fluid;

    analyzing said sample to determine the quantity therein of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of citramalic acid, 5-hydroxy-methyl-2-furoic acid, 3-oxo-glutaric acid, furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid, tartaric acid, furancarbonylglycine, arabinose, dihydroxyphenylpropionic acid, carboxycitric acid and phenylcarboxylic acid; and

    correlating the quantity of said at least one compound with an autism condition or lack thereof in said patient.

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