Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 25th, 2003
"A case-control survey of 48 children with nonsyndromic cleft lip or palate showed a significant increase in prevalence of maternal use of topical corticosteroid preparations in the first trimester of pregnancy, compared to 58 controls born in the same hospital; the odds ratio was 13.154, 95% confidence interval 1.67-586, p=0.0049 on Fisher's exact two-tail test," wrote researches in Australia.
"The results were statistically significant although the wide confidence interval reflected the small sample size. Although older epidemiological studies have not detected any...
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