11/12/2012

Mothers who reported having influenza or experiencing a prolonged fever during pregnancy were more likely to have children with autism spectrum disorder than those who had not had flu or long-lasting fevers, Danish researchers found. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, showed that common infections such as respiratory ailments, colds and urinary tract infections were not significantly linked to increased autism risk. Experts cautioned the study results are preliminary.

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