Family history of autoimmune diseases is associated with an increased risk of autism in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Wu2015FamilyHO,
  title={Family history of autoimmune diseases is associated with an increased risk of autism in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Shunquan Wu and Yingying Ding and Fuquan Wu and Rui-sheng Li and Guoming Xie and Jun Hou and Pan-yong Mao},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={55},
  pages={322-332}
}
BACKGROUND We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the current evidence on the relationship between family history of autoimmune diseases (ADs) and risk of autism in children, as current evidence suggests inconsistent results. METHODS We identified relevant studies by searching PubMed, EmBase, and Web of Science databases up to Dec 2014. Risk estimates from individual studies were pooled using random-effects models. Sub-groups analyses were conducted by some study… 
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