SAN ANTONIO - Important information for expectant mothers: women who had fevers during their pregnancies were more than twice as likely to have a child with autism or a developmental delay.
A team of University of California - Davis researchers said the findings show it is important for pregnant women to control fevers with medication.
More than 1,100 children ages two to five were involved in the study.
The study on fevers in pregnant women is believed to be the first of its kind.
It was published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.