Women who have genital herpes in the early stages of pregnancy are twice as likely to diagnose a dysfunctional autism spectrum in their newborn children.
Herpes during pregnancy is more dangerous than you thinkThis observation came from Columbia University's Mailman College and the Norwegian Institute for Research. As soon as he conducted a study published in the mSphere cnmы Milada Mahic, a colleague at the Norwegian Institute of Health, reported to the mothers, Immune response to HSV-2 causes disturbance in fetal central nervous system developmentand, as a result, increases the risk of autism.In America, a large number of women carry the HSV-2 virus, more commonly known as genital herpes, which is a highly infectious disease that can last anywhere in the world. After its first appearance, the virus is found to be a recurring activity in nerve cells and with varying frequency. During the study, specialists screened 412 mothers with autism and 463 healthy mothers, who were tested for pregnancy at 18 months, that mothers of autistic children had high levels of antibodies to HSV-2 alone, and this was only seen in early pregnancy, when the central nervous system of the fetus is rapidly developing. and the need to screen for HSV-2 infection during pregnancy and thus to recognize the risk of autism as soon as possible.
- Infections during pregnancy
- Schizophrenia, autism can be caused by intrauterine infections