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Chronic Ayurvedic medicine use associated with major and fatal congenital abnormalities
Although there are potential associations between lead exposure during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes, there are limited data on whether in-utero lead exposure is associated with major congenital abnormalities. We describe a case of a major congenital renal abnormality, which resulted in severe pulmonary hypoplasia and neonatal death, that was potentially associated with maternal chronic lead ingestion via an Ayurvedic medicine throughout pregnancy.
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