Maternal infection, preterm 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 preterm. 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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