May 2005
Thorax;May2005, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p382
Academic Journal
The article suggests that the use of inhaled corticosteroids for the control of asthma in pregnancy does not increase the risk of pregnancy induced hypertension (PIHT) or pre-eclampsia. Although asthma has been linked with an increased risk of PIHT, but it is unclear whether this association is due to medication or the condition itself. The control study selected a cohort of asthmatic pregnant women from 1990 to 2000 and identified 302 cases of PIHT from a total of 4593 pregnancies. Use of inhaled corticosteroids during pregnancy was not associated with any increased risk of PIHT or pre-eclampsia.


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