Antibiotic use early in life increases risk for asthma

Stapleton, F. Bruder
November 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p1043
Academic Journal
The article presents a case study about the health risk of antibiotic to asthma among children in Manitoba. It is noted that results from previous studies have been equivocal on the association between antibiotic use early in life and the development of asthma during childhood. Study shows that this association was increased among the children in the rural areas, those whose mothers did not have asthma, and those who did not live with a dog at home. The results also confirm the previous studies that found a connection between antibiotic use and development of childhood asthma.


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