Association of family history of autoimmune diseases and autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Atladttir2009AssociationOF,
  title={Association of family history of autoimmune diseases and autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Hj{\"o}rd{\'i}s {\'O}sk Atlad{\'o}ttir and Marianne Gi\ortz Pedersen and Poul Thorsen and Preben B Mortensen and Bent Deleuran and William W. Eaton and Erik Thorlund Parner},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={687-94}
}
OBJECTIVES Recent studies suggest that familial autoimmunity plays a part in the pathogenesis of ASDs. In this study we investigated the association between family history of autoimmune diseases (ADs) and ASDs/infantile autism. We perform confirmatory analyses based on results from previous studies, as well as various explorative analyses. METHODS The study cohort consisted of all of the children born in Denmark from 1993 through 2004 (689 196 children). Outcome data consisted of both… CONTINUE READING

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