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Environmental Exposures That Increase the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Patricia M. Rodier

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195371826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0055
Environmental Exposures That Increase the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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This chapter summarizes the present knowledge of the environmental factors that are known to increase the autism risk. These include rubella infection and exposure to ethanol, thalidomide, valproic acid, and misoprostol. The discussion then turns to what we can learn from environmental etiologies.

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Neurology ; Neuroscience

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