Hyperemesis Gravidarum Linked to Increased Autism Risk |
Journal Updates
eMediNexus Coverage from: 
Hyperemesis Gravidarum Linked to Increased Autism Risk

0 Read Comments                

Children exposed to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) in utero are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) than those whose mothers did not suffer from HG, according to a new retrospective cohort study.

The incidence of ASD among unexposed children was 1.71/1,000 person-years, while it was 2.87/1,000 person-years for HG-exposed children. HG diagnosis in the first (hazard ratio 1.58) and second (HR 1.36) trimesters were both associated with increased ASD risk. The findings are published online October 3 in the American Journal of Perinatology.

To comment on this article,
create a free account.
Sign Up to instantly read 30000+ free Articles & 1000+ Case Studies
Create Account

Already registered?

Login Now