February 23, 2018

Perinatal Complications Tied to Increased Autism Risk

download (4)Children exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were 15% more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than were children not exposed to complications, new research indicates.

The relative risk varied depending on the timing of the exposure, according to the Kaiser Permanente study, published online January 31 in the American Journal of Perinatology.  Read more….