Antibiotics in first year of life raise risk of asthma

03/10/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

A study of more than 250,000 infants showed those given antibiotics during their first year of life had a small risk of developing asthma in early childhood, and the risk increased with the number of courses prescribed. All antibiotics, with the exception of sulfonamides, were associated with an increased asthma risk, researchers said.

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