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Neurodevelopmental defects after steroid treatment of premature lung disease
  1. K E Johnson
  1. Paediatric Specialist Registrar, Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, UK; donniebird@hotmail.com

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There has been much controversy in recent years regarding the early use of postnatal corticosteroids to treat preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Short term respiratory benefits must be weighed against the potential for detrimental neurodevelopmental effects.

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