Fetal exposure to cocaine and infections during the first 18 months of life in infants from a mediterranean city

Óscar García-Algar, Aida Felipe, Carme Puig, Toni Monleón, Roberta Pacifici, Simona Pichini

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Abstract

Aim: The incidence of infections during the first 18 months of life was investigated in 36 infants prenatally exposed to cocaine and in 72 non-exposed controls from Barcelona, Spain. Methods: Fetal exposure to cocaine was ascertained by meconium analysis, infections by structured questionnaire. Results: A higher incidence of infections, if excluding those acquired in utero, was not found in exposed infants versus non-exposed infants of similar demographical and socioeconomic characteristics. Conclusions: A possible role for life style factor in those cases where increased infections are associated with fetal exposure to cocaine is hypothesized. © 2007 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762-763
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Volume96
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007

Keywords

  • Antenatal exposure
  • Cocaine
  • Infections

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