Thalidomide embryopathy

Case contributed by Henrik Borgesen


Mother used Thalidomide against nausea during pregnancy. Insurance case.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

Obvious malformation.

Case Discussion

Thalidomide used to be prescribed to treat pain, nausea, depression etc. and was sold without information of any side effects. Thus, also prescribed to pregnant women. In the following years children were born with severe malformation. This patient has a normal head/skull, thorax, spine, ankles and feet (not uploaded).

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Case information

rID: 24787
Published: 12th Sep 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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