Association of Perinatal Risk Factors with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Getahun et al, Amer J Perinatol, Jan, 2017

Abstract

Objective To examine the association between exposures to perinatal factors and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Conclusion Exposure to antepartum or intrapartum complications increases the risk of ASD in the offspring. Therefore, pregnancy complications may help identify children who could benefit from early screening and intervention for this common neurodevelopmental condition.