It was a very busy week for the Contemporary Pediatrics team.
This week’s top articles included:
Maternal asthma is a major risk factor for a child also developing asthma. A report examines whether vitamin D sufficiency in pregnancy can change that risk.
It’s not common, but some women may have been given the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine either during or before pregnancy. A study examines the effect of such exposure on adverse birth outcomes.
Given the high prevalence of Kawasaki disease during the pandemic, Japanese investigators determined that droplet or contact transmission of pathogens is likely not a major route causing the development of the disease.
Tackling vaccine hesitancy for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is going to be an important component of achieving the herd immunity needed to end the pandemic.