Autism Study Lends Credence to "Fever Effect"

Parents of children with autism sometimes say they know things about the disorder that doctors don't. For decades, some parents have been saying that symptoms of autism diminish when their child has a high fever.

Now a team from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore has done a study that suggests the fever effect is real. The findings might lead to a treatment that could mimic the beneficial effects of fever without actually making a child sick. (story and audio at NPR)