|I'm wondering whether or not a premature baby who develops jaundice is at higher risk for autoimmune metabolic issues (autism, leukodystrophies, diabetes) than children who are not premature? .... and who do NOT develop jaundice?
I suspect exposures to 2-butoxyethanol in the family line and even exposures that can be in the air in one's home ... or that mom gets exposed to while carrying baby ... would be a primary cause of both.
My grandson who is not yet a month old was 3 weeks premature and developed jaundice ... "Oh, very commonplace" were the assuring words of the doctor.
Well, premature births and autism are also very commonplace
1 in 5 births are early; 1 in 166 births are children who become autistic (whereas it used to be 1 in 10,0000 not that long ago)
And birth defects are getting more "rare".
I suspect 2-butoxyethanol exposures can cause them all.
IF the pattern is there or in the family line.