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Long-term effect of repeated antenatal steroid

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A single course of steroid given to women at risk of preterm delivery improves neonatal morbidity and mortality. If delivery is more than 7 days after steroid administration, however, perinatal mortality is increased and birth weight decreased. The effects of repeated courses of steroid are uncertain though there is evidence that they may have a beneficial effect on the neonatal lung but reduce birth weight. Now …

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