New Knowledge About the Link Between Infection During Pregnancy and Autism
[Source: Science Daily]
Infections in pregnant women have been linked to an increased risk of neurodevelopmental conditions, such as autism, in the child later in life. But it does not seem to be the infections themselves that cause autism, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show in a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
“Our results can reassure expectant parents by indicating that infections during pregnancy may not pose as great a risk to the baby’s brain as previously thought,” says Håkan Karlsson, researcher at the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet and the study’s senior author.
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