Fever Pregnancy and Autism

Fever During Pregnancy More Than Doubles The Risk Of Autism Or Developmental Delay

A team of UC Davis researchers has found that mothers who had fevers during their pregnancies were more than twice as likely to have a child with autism or developmental delay than were mothers of typically developing children, and that taking medication to treat fever countered its effect.

PUBLISHED ONLINE May. 25, 2012 Medical News Today

SOURCE: University of California - Davis Health System


La Fièvre pendant la grossesse double le risque d'autisme ou de retard de développement

Une équipe de chercheurs a trouvé que les mères qui avaient de la fièvre pendant leur grossesse étaient deux fois plus susceptibles d'avoir un enfant atteint d'autisme ou de retard de développement que ne l'étaient les mères d'enfants se développant normalement, et que la prise de médicaments pour traiter la fièvre contrait son effet.