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June 24, 1998

New Treatments for Genital Warts Less Than Ideal

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Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(24):1954. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-24-jac80011

To the Editor.— Maternal smoking during pregnancy often results in smaller than normal neonates.1 The mechanisms by which maternal smoking impairs fetal growth are as yet undefined. Insulinlike growth factor I (IGF-I) is an essential regulator of fetal growth2 and may be a target for the growth-retarding effects of smoking.

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