Ultrasound and autism: association, link, or coincidence?

@article{Abramowicz2012UltrasoundAA,
  title={Ultrasound and autism: association, link, or coincidence?},
  author={Jacques Sylvian Abramowicz},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={1261-9}
}
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect an estimated 1% of children in the United States. The etiology is probably multifactorial, including genetic components and exposure to infections, toxins, and other environmental factors, particularly unfavorable perinatal and neonatal conditions. There has been an increase in the frequency of diagnosis of ASDs over the last 20 years with a parallel increase in the use of obstetric diagnostic ultrasound, with prenatal ultrasound exposure mentioned as the… CONTINUE READING
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