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Exposure To Antibiotics Very Early Could Lead To Asthma In Children

by Medindia Content Team on  March 16, 2006 at 5:58 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
Exposure To Antibiotics Very Early Could Lead To Asthma In Children
A new study has said that infants who are exposed to antibiotics in the first year of their life face the risk of developing asthma later.
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Carlo Marra and other researchers at the University of British Columbia who studied 12,082 children and 1,817 asthma cases found this, but suggested that large-scale prospective studies were needed to confirm it.

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They advised parents that many infections in infants are viral in nature in which case antibiotics are not useful, reported health portal MedPage Today.

-Edited IANS
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