Antenatal corticosteroids to reduce preterm deaths in low-income settings

Joy E. Lawn, Joel Segre, Pierre Barker, Jeffrey Smith, Irene De La Torre, William Stones

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Kishwar Azad and Anthony Costello1 suggest the use of extreme caution in scaling up of antenatal corticosteroid treatment in low-income settings. They raise three important questions with respect to the efficacy, safety, and the appropriate gestational age at which to give corticosteroids to patients in low-income countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e446
Number of pages1
JournalThe Lancet Global Health
Issue number8
Early online date23 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2014


  • antenatal corticosteroids
  • preterm deaths
  • low income settings
  • neonatal mortality
  • neonatal care


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