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Hasbargen, Uwe; Dadze, A. K.; Reber, D.; Strauss, A.; Musäus, J.; Hillemanns, P.; Schulze, A. (2000): Auswirkung der wiederholten antenatalen Kortikosteroidbehandlung auf das intrauterine Wachstum und auf die Grössenentwicklung imKleinkindesalter. In: Gynäkologisch-Geburtshilfliche Rundschau, No. 3-4: pp. 130-133




Objective:The evaluation of the effects of repeated antenatal corticosteriod (CS) medication on birth size and size at the age of 4 years. Methods: 82 children exposed to CS initially between 26 and 28 weeks of gestation were matched with 82 controls of the same gestational age and sex. Results: No differences were observed between the CS and control groups with regard to weight, head circumference, and length at birth and at the age of 4 years. Conclusions: Our study failed to demonstrate that repetitive antenatal medication with CS in order to induce lung maturation has a negative im pact on intrauterine growth and growth in early childhood. Copyright (C) 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.