Agents for Change: The 10th Invest in ME International ME Conference, 2015 - Part 1
The 10th Invest in ME International ME Conference (IIMEC10) was held, as usual, in the Lecture Theatre at 1 Birdcage Walk in Westminster on May 29th, 2015.
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Preterm births, immune system/infections and autism+neurodevelopmental problems

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, Jun 9, 2010.

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    natasa778 Senior Member

    Another study on Premature babies and autism - immune system link?

    Of course early babies have underdeveloped immune system, putting them at greater risk of infections, but there is also this... Indicating that preterm labor could happen BECAUSE of an ongoing infection

    Pathogenic infections are one of the lead suspects for causing preterm birth. In fact, they could account for about 25 percent of all unexplained premature deliveries, Muglia said.

    Certain infections can activate the immune system the bodys natural defense against harmful organisms. In a pregnant mother, putting the immune system on overdrive might trigger preterm labor.

    This might happen because the moms immune response thats fighting the infection creates a hostile environment for the fetus, prompting early delivery, said Dr. Diane Ashton, the deputy medical director at the March of Dimes.

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