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).
|Journal||Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2007|
- Antenatal exposure