Corticosteroid use during pregnancy and risk of orofacial clefts.

@article{Hviid2011CorticosteroidUD,
  title={Corticosteroid use during pregnancy and risk of orofacial clefts.},
  author={A Hviid and Ditte M\olgaard-Nielsen},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2011},
  volume={183 7},
  pages={796-804}
}
BACKGROUND The association between the risk of orofacial clefts in infants and the use of corticosteroids during pregnancy is unclear from the available evidence. We conducted a nationwide cohort study of all live births in Denmark over a 12-year period. METHODS We collected data on all live births in Denmark from Jan. 1, 1996, to Sept. 30, 2008. We included live births for which information was available from nationwide health registries on the use of corticosteroids during pregnancy, the… CONTINUE READING