Association of hospitalization for infection in childhood with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders: a Danish cohort study.

@article{Atladttir2010AssociationOH,
  title={Association of hospitalization for infection in childhood with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders: a Danish cohort study.},
  author={Hj{\"o}rd{\'i}s {\'O}sk Atlad{\'o}ttir and Poul Thorsen and Diana Elizabeth Schendel and Lars J\orgen \Ostergaard and Saane Lemcke and Erik Thorlund Parner},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={164 5},
  pages={470-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between hospitalization for infection in the perinatal/neonatal period or childhood and the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). DESIGN A population-based cohort study. SETTING Denmark. PARTICIPANTS All children born in Denmark from January 1, 1980, through December 31, 2002, comprising a total of 1 418 152 children. EXPOSURE Infection requiring hospitalization. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE The adjusted hazard ratio (HR) for ASDs among… CONTINUE READING

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