Log In
Friday 20th April 2018

Cerebral palsy link to antibiotics

18th September 2008

A UK study has linked a small number of cases of cerebral palsy to antibiotics given to women in premature labour.

The ORACLE study found 35 cases of cerebral palsy in 769 children of women without early broken waters given antibiotics. This compared with 12 cases among 735 children of women not given the drugs. However, it a letter to doctors and midwives advising them about the findings, Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson said that pregnant women should not feel concerned about taking antibiotics to treat infections.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Cerebral palsy link to antibiotics
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 8392
Date Added: 18th Sep 2008


BBC News
GP Online

Recent Related Articles

Energy drinks ban in the UK

Uncommon rheumatoid arthritis sign linked to eyes


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2018