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Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

Source: HealthDay News

Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests. The findings appear in the July 20 online issue of Pediatrics. Dr. Matthew Kronman, an assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Seattle Children's and the University of Washington, agreed that the study does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

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