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Medical and Surgical Complications in Pregnancy

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Use of valproate during pregnancy may result in:



A Mental retardation

B Respiratory depression

C Hydantoin syndrome

D Neural tube defect

Ans. D

Neural tube defect

Valproate crosses the placenta and causes teratogenic effects, including neural tube defects (anencephaly, meningomyelocele, and spina bifida) in the fetus when the mother received valproate during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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