Prematurity, chorioamnionitis, and the development of recurrent wheezing: a prospective birth cohort study.

@article{Kumar2008PrematurityCA,
  title={Prematurity, chorioamnionitis, and the development of recurrent wheezing: a prospective birth cohort study.},
  author={Rajesh Kumar and Yunxian Yu and R. E. Story and Jacqueline Ann Pongracic and Ruchi S Gupta and Colleen Pearson and Kathryn Ortiz and Howard C Bauchner and Xiaobin Wang},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={878-84.e6}
}
BACKGROUND Prematurity (< 37 weeks) has been inconsistently associated with asthma and wheezing. Chorioamnionitis may promote both prematurity and inflammatory pathways in infants' airways. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship of prematurity and chorioamnionitis with the development of early childhood recurrent wheezing. METHODS The Boston Birth Cohort (n = 1096) were followed prospectively from birth to a mean age of 2.2 +/- 2 years. Perinatal and postnatal clinical data and placental… CONTINUE READING

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