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Maternal depression increases infant risk of diarrhoeal illness: –a cohort study
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    This may be due to low maternal DHEA...

    Dear Editor,

    Low DHEA has been connected with depression. Flutamide has been found to reduce DHEA levels and diarrhoea has been found to be a side effect of some treatments with flutamide. Reducing DHEA may result in diarrhoea.

    I suggest the findings Rahman, et al., may be explained by reduced maternal DHEA levels which subsequently, adversely affect the infants.

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