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Medical and Surgical Complications in Pregnancy

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Most common anomaly seen in fetus of mother taking lithium carbonate is: (DNB Dec 2011)



A Genitourinary deformity

B Limb reduction

C Neural tube defect

D Cardiac deformities

Ans. D

Cardiac deformities

Lithium should not be used during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, because of possible teratogenicity. Lithium crosses the placenta and is present in almost equal concentrations in the fetal and maternal serum. There is increased incidence of neonatal goiter and congenita Cardiovascular malformations, especially Ebstein's anomaly.

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