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What kind of birth defects does corticosteroid cause?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Possibly cleft lip.

Most steroids ingested by the mother never reach the fetus because they are metabolized by the placenta.
Some limited evidence suggests that exposed pregnancies have an increased risk for cleft lip (not palate).

In brief: Possibly cleft lip.

Most steroids ingested by the mother never reach the fetus because they are metabolized by the placenta.
Some limited evidence suggests that exposed pregnancies have an increased risk for cleft lip (not palate).
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