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    Use of antenatal steroids
    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the excellent review by Dr Ng on the fetal and neonatal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.(1) Although the issue of antenatal administration of steroids is addressed in a separate section of the paper it is practically restricted to their antenatal use for the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome and other complications of prematurity.

    We would agree that this is the commonest...

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