Mother’s Cold Could Cause Asthma in Kids
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Mothers who contract many common colds or viral infections during pregnancy put their children at a higher risk of developing asthma.
Researchers from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology studied 513 pregnant women in Germany, and their 526 children over a five year period. Children were examined at age three months, 12 months, and every year until they were five-years-old. Researchers found the bacteria and allergens mother were exposed to during pregnancy altered the in utero environment, and put children at a higher risk for becoming sensitized.
For more information, contact: Christine Westendorf, ChristineWestendorf@acaai.org
SOURCE: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, February 2014
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