Maternal thyroid autoimmunity associated with acute-onset neuropsychiatric disorders and global regression in offspring

Jones HF, Ho ACC, Sharma S, Mohammad SS, Kothur K, Patel S, Brilot F, Guastella AJ, Dale RC; Immune-Neurodevelopment (Imm-Nd) Study Group.
Dev Med Child Neurology-2019

Abstract: Epidemiological studies, animal models, and case–control studies indicate maternal immune activation may be an important factor involved in disease expression of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Tourette syndrome, and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). We report eight children (mean age 6y 6mo [range 4–15y]; six males and two females) referred over a 2‐year period with at least one of these neurodevelopmental disorders plus a maternal history of thyroid autoimmunity…