Jaundice, neonatal phototherapy boost risk of childhood asthma

06/3/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

A Swedish study showed that exposure to phototherapy and jaundice during infancy appear to increase a child's risk of developing asthma before age 12. Researchers also found other risk determinants for childhood asthma, including smoking during pregnancy, Caesarean section and preeclampsia.

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