Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Low Birth Weight and Small for Gestational Age Infants

The Journal of Pediatrics, 06/12/2012

The finding that low birth weight, prematurity, and small for gestational age (SGA) were related to childhood autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) but not to Asperger syndrome suggests that prenatal factors related to these exposures may differ for these ASD subtypes, which may have preventive implications.

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