Prenatal opioid exposure associated with eczema, dermatitis, asthma

Children who were exposed to opioids prenatally faced greater risks for infection, eczema and dermatitis, and asthma, but not for allergies, anaphylaxis or autoimmune diseases, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
These findings indicate that such exposure may modify developing immune systems, Erin Kelty, PhD, research fellow, School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia, and colleagues wrote.
Results from previous research conducted by coauthor Lauren L. Jantzie, PhD, associate professor, division of neonatal-perinatal medicine, department of

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