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Prenatal dexamethasone adversely affects cognitive function in healthy girls

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August 8, 2016

AUTHORS:

Wallensteen L, Zimmerman M, Thomsen Sanberg M, Gezelius A, Nordenström A, Hirvikoski T, Lajic S.

CONTEXT:

Dexamethasone (DEX) is used to prevent virilization in female fetuses at risk of CAH. Given that treatment has to be started before the genotype is known, 7 out of 8 fetuses will be exposed to DEX without benefit.

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