Humpath.com - Human pathology

Home > D. General pathology > Therapy, Toxics and drugs > maternal cocaine abuse

maternal cocaine abuse

Friday 23 March 2007

Maternal cocaine abuse in pregnancy is associated with complications such as intrauterine growth retardation, abruptio placentae, and preterm delivery.

Synopsis

- intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR)
- abruptio placentae
- preterm delivery

Sporadic associations

- fetal bilateral renal agenesis (14745934)
- upper limb reduction defect (14745934)
- single umbilical artery (14745934)
- neonatal gastrointestinal complications (1574228)

See also

- vascular disruption syndromes

References

- Kashiwagi M, Chaoui R, Stallmach T, Hurlimann S, Lauper U, Hebisch G. Fetal bilateral renal agenesis, phocomelia, and single umbilical artery associated with cocaine abuse in early pregnancy. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2003 Nov;67(11):951-2. PMID: 14745934