Fever and infections in pregnancy and risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the offspring.

@article{Dreier2016FeverAI,
  title={Fever and infections in pregnancy and risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the offspring.},
  author={Julie Werenberg Dreier and Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen and Allan Hvolby and Ester Garne and Per Kragh Andersen and Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2016},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={540-8}
}
BACKGROUND Fever and infections are common events during pregnancy, and have been shown to be associated with neurodevelopmental impairment in the offspring. The evidence in relation to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is, however, nonexistent for fever and limited for infections. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the impact of these exposures on the occurrence of ADHD in the offspring, considering gestational timing as well as intensity of exposure. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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