Maternal infection, pre-term birth raise risk of asthma

02/2/2010 | Reuters

A study of almost 400,000 births linked chorioamnionitis infection in pregnant women to the development of asthma in children if they were born pre-term. Researchers said the risk of asthma in children born early to mothers with the infection was 98% higher for black children, 70% higher Hispanics and 66% higher for whites.

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