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Postnatal steroid treatment and brain development
  1. O Baud
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Baud
    Service de Néonatologie et Laboratoire de Neurobiologie du Développement, INSERM E9935, Hôpital Robert Debré, 48 bd sérurier, 75019 Paris, France;


This review examines the risk/benefit ratio of postnatal steroid treatment in preterm infants and correlates epidemiological data with experimental evidence on the effect of glucocorticosteroids on brain development.

  • respiratory distress syndrome
  • intraventricular haemorrhage
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • periventricular leucomalacia
  • fetal inflammatory response syndrome

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