Cocaine Use In Pregnancy

  title={Cocaine Use In Pregnancy},
  author={Chester H. Fox},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  volume={7 3},
BACKGROUND Cocaine use during pregnancy has many deleterious effects on both the mother and the fetus, including the following: preterm labor (< 37 weeks' gestation), congenital anomalies, intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), abruptio placenta, low-birth-weight infants (< 2500 g), neonatal death, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Potentially catastrophic maternal outcomes include a pre-eclampsia-like syndrome, acute pulmonary edema, seizures, cardiac arrhythmia, and sudden death… CONTINUE READING


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