The thalidomide syndrome: risks of exposure and spectrum of malformations.

  title={The thalidomide syndrome: risks of exposure and spectrum of malformations.},
  author={C H Newman},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  volume={13 3},
  • C H Newman
  • Published 1986 in Clinics in perinatology
Echos of the 1959 to 1961 thalidomide disaster are still with us in the form of the continuing appearance, although more rarely, of similarly malformed children. A teratologic timetable could be fashioned retrospectively, supporting the concept that different body parts and systems have periods of vulnerability and of resistance to thalidomide, probably the most potent primate teratogen known. Something between one in every two to one in every ten fetuses exposed at the critical development… CONTINUE READING

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