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ERIC Number: EJ843490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 6
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Prenatal Stress and Risk of Febrile Seizures in Children: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study in Denmark
Li, Jiong; Olsen, Jorn; Obel, Carsten; Christensen, Jakob; Precht, Dorthe Hansen; Vestergaard, Mogens
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n7 p1047-1052 Jul 2009
We aimed to examine whether exposure to prenatal stress following maternal bereavement is associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures. In a longitudinal population-based cohort study, we followed 1,431,175 children born in Denmark. A total of 34,777 children were born to women who lost a close relative during pregnancy or within 1 year before the pregnancy and they were included in the exposed group. The exposed children had a risk of febrile seizures similar to that of the unexposed children (hazard ratio (HR) 1.00, 95% CI 0.94-1.06). The HRs did not differ according to the nature or timing of bereavement. Our data do not suggest any causal link between exposure to prenatal stress and febrile seizures in childhood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark