On the eve of the American scientists have shown that preterm infants are significantly more prone to diseases of the respiratory system. In particular, it is spoken about bronchial asthma, the propensity for development which increased almost three times. The data was published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
The conclusion was made in the course of the analysis of the existing scientific works. Just reviewed 30 studies and 1.5 million newborns. It turned out that almost every second premature baby has a predisposition to bronchial asthma. Of course, the disposition does not always result in pathology, but at a level three times higher than the norm, really bothered scientists.
The information obtained should be taken into account when prescribing treatment for premature babies. Physicians should pay more attention to the respiratory system and combat factors leading to asthma and lung disease.