Does improved management of asthma in pregnancy prevent childhood asthma?

Does improved management of asthma in pregnancy prevent childhood asthma?

Asthma is the most common medical complication in pregnancy. Poor asthma control in pregnancy is strongly associated with the onset of childhood asthma in the offspring. Whether better asthma management in pregnancy can prevent the development of childhood asthma has not been studied. In an article recently published in The Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (JACI), Morten and colleagues followed up the asthma status in preschool-aged children born to 179 asthmatic mothers who participated in the Managing Asthma in Pregnancy (MAP) trial in Newcastle, Australia, during their pregnancy. In this trial, one group of pregnant women were randomly allocated...

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