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Is fever suppression involved in the etiology of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, September 2003
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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Title
Is fever suppression involved in the etiology of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders?
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, September 2003
DOI 10.1186/1471-2431-3-9
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Authors

Anthony R Torres

Abstract

There appears to be a significant increase in the prevalence rate of autism. Reasons for the increase are unknown, however, there is a substantial body of evidence that suggests the etiology involves infections of the pregnant mother or of a young child. Most infections result in fever that is routinely controlled with antipyretics such as acetaminophen. The blocking of fever inhibits processes that evolved over millions of years to protect against microbial attack. Immune mechanisms in the central nervous system are part of this protective process.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 6%
Germany 2 2%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 93 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 18%
Student > Bachelor 15 15%
Researcher 14 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 10%
Other 24 24%
Unknown 8 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 30%
Psychology 18 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 15%
Neuroscience 8 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 6%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 13 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 March 2021.
All research outputs
#2,542,672
of 22,647,730 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pediatrics
#353
of 2,971 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,732
of 49,920 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pediatrics
#1
of 3 outputs
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