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Old 05-01-2016, 04:22 PM   #560
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The Shadow of the T halidomide...
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The bacterium that causes is related to leprosy.. Thalidomide may be helpful in some cases where standard TB drugs and corticosteroids are not sufficient to resolve severe inflammation in the brain..At the time of the drug's development, scientists did not believe any drug taken by a pregnant woman could pass across the placental barrier and harm the developing foetus, even though the effect of alcohol on foetal development had been documented by case studies on alcoholic mothers since at least 1957..Hence, while initially considered safe, the drug was responsible for teratogenic deformities in children born after their mothers used it during pregnancies, prior to the third trimester.. In November 1961, thalidomide was taken off the market due to massive pressure from the press and public...Experts estimate that the drug thalidomide led to the death of approximately 2,000 children and serious birth defects in more than 10,000 children, about 5,000 of them in West Germany..In 1964, Israeli physician Jacob Sheskin administered thalidomide to a patient critically ill with leprosy..A clinical trial studying the use of thalidomide in leprosy soon followed, at least 33 cases of thalidomide embryopathy were recorded in people born in Brazil after 1965...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Sheskin
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