Moms’ Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

However, she stressed, much more research is needed to know whether that’s true.

The findings are based on health records from over 1.9 million Danish children. The children were born between 1977 and 2008. Roughly 13,500 had a mother with rheumatoid arthritis. About 6,300 had a father with the disease.

During a 16-year follow-up, more than 31,000 children from the whole group developed epilepsy.

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