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Borgesen H, Thalidomide embryopathy. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 03 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-24787
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12 Sep 2013
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Mother used thalidomide for nausea during pregnancy
Age: 40 years
From the case: Thalidomide embryopathy
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Obvious skeletal malformations of all extremities such as absence of the forearm bones (phocomelia) and radial ray anomalies.
Thalidomide used to be prescribed to treat pain, nausea, depression, etc., and was sold without information of its teratogenic side effects. It was also prescribed to pregnant women. In the following years children were born with severe malformations. This patient has a normal head/skull, thorax, spine, ankles and feet (not uploaded).