The clinical symptomatology may vary depending on the time when a person's body (or even a child's parents) first did not get enough folate (depending on the age of the person).
If this happened before birth (folate deficiency in the parents' reproductive cells, folate deficiency in the mother), the presence of antibodies to folic acid receptors (FRa autoantibody) in the parents makes it difficult to transfer folate to the fetal brain and may cause such problems:
• Infertility, difficulty in conceiving a child, gestosis.
• Defects of the neural tube, developmental disorders.
• Risk of developing RAS.
• Low IQ autism with neurological deficits.
• Spastic-ataxic syndrome.
• Autism spectrum disorder.
• Delayed speech.
• Catatonic schizophrenia.
• Visual and hearing impairment.
If treatment is not begun in time, the neurological dysfunction will worsen. In addition, there is a high risk of worsening signs of autism, epilepsy, and other symptoms, so you should not hesitate to seek medical attention.