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Neonatal dexamethasone treatment increases susceptibility to experimental autoimmune disease in adult rats.
Bakker, J M
Kavelaars, A
Kamphuis, P J
Cobelens, P M
van Vugt, H H
van Bel, F
Heijnen, C J
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2000 Nov 15;165: 5932-7

Major concern has emerged about the possible long term adverse effects of glucocorticoid treatment, which is frequently used for the prevention of chronic lung disease in preterm infants. Here we show that neonatal glucocorticoid treatment of rats increases the severity (p

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