Neonatal jaundice: a risk factor for infantile autism?

  title={Neonatal jaundice: a risk factor for infantile autism?},
  author={Rikke Damkjaer Maimburg and M Vaeth and Diana Elizabeth Schendel and Bodil Hammer Bech and J\orn Olsen and Poul Thorsen},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  volume={22 6},
In a previous study, we found that infants transferred to a neonatal ward after delivery had an almost twofold increased risk of being diagnosed with infantile autism later in childhood in spite of extensive controlling of obstetric risk factors. We therefore decided to investigate other reasons for transfer to a neonatal ward, in particular hyperbilirubinaemia and neurological abnormalities. We conducted a population-based matched case-control study of 473 children with autism and 473 matched… CONTINUE READING
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