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Valproate in pregnancy linked to autism in children

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2602

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More than 600 000 babies were born alive in Denmark between 1996 and 2006. The 508 babies whose mothers took valproate while pregnant had a higher risk of autism than others in analyses adjusted for maternal age, paternal age, parental psychiatric history, gestational age, birth weight, sex, congenital …

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