Corticosteroids in pregnancy may not raise risk for oral clefts

04/11/2011 | Reuters

A study of more than 800,000 Danish babies found that maternal use of corticosteroids to treat chronic illnesses such as asthma during pregnancy had no clear link to an increased risk of oral clefts in infants. But the researchers, whose study appears in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, said the findings don't establish that there is no risk or whether corticosteroids are associated with other birth defects.

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