Hyperemesis gravidarum linked to autism

Condition 'underdiagnosed', but for best pregnancy outcomes, treat early: doctor
Reuters Health
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Children exposed to hyperemesis gravidarum in-utero are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders than those whose mothers did not have the condition, according to a study.

The findings provide additional evidence that the intrauterine environment has a “significant impact” on autism spectrum disorder risk, say Dr Darios Getahun, of Kaiser Permanente Southern California, US, and colleagues