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Has anyone ever heard of a connection between having certain viral infections while pregnant, and so causing autism in the baby?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Exposure to the rubella virus during pregnancy definitely increases risk of autism (along with mamy other problems), and cytomegalovirus also may increase risk.
This is quite different from the controversies about vaccines for viruses causing autism, which has repeatedly disproven.

In brief: Yes.

Exposure to the rubella virus during pregnancy definitely increases risk of autism (along with mamy other problems), and cytomegalovirus also may increase risk.
This is quite different from the controversies about vaccines for viruses causing autism, which has repeatedly disproven.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: It happens

Prenatal exposure to some viruses & substances can cause an epigenetic effect; i.
e., they change the function, but not the structure, of some fetal genes. Researchers at the mind institute in davis, ca, have done animal studies with viruses. Autistic behaviors may be part of the resulting neurodevelopmental profile. Surveillance of all infants' development with screening tests is recommended.

In brief: It happens

Prenatal exposure to some viruses & substances can cause an epigenetic effect; i.
e., they change the function, but not the structure, of some fetal genes. Researchers at the mind institute in davis, ca, have done animal studies with viruses. Autistic behaviors may be part of the resulting neurodevelopmental profile. Surveillance of all infants' development with screening tests is recommended.
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Please speak with your ob.

In brief: No

Please speak with your ob.
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