Study ties prenatal smoke exposure to poor asthma drug response

08/10/2010 | Reuters

Asthmatic children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy were less likely to respond to the inhaled corticosteroid budesonide than those without prenatal smoke exposure. Although both cohorts saw their condition improve with the medication, children who had been exposed to prenatal smoke were 26% less likely to show improvement in their "airway responsiveness."

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