Neutralizing Threats to Brain Chemistry Caused by Maternal Infections


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

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Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: Maternal health; Developmental neurobiology; Child development

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This study's findings have significant implications for developing more aggressive prevention and treatment strategies for women who contract influenza and other infections when pregnant, in order to avoid long-lasting disruptions in the brain chemistry of their babies.