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Are there links between premature birth and autism, schizophrenia and/or low iq?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Learning disability: Children born <32 weeks can often have some learning problems. Premature birth as a stand alone risk factor does not increase autism or schizophrenic risk that I am aware. Family history may and other factors- but not being born early...

Answered 3/2/2014

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