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Fetal and infant deaths associated with maternal methamphetamine abuse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9323536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight cases of fetal and infant death related to maternal methamphetamine abuse are presented. The mean fetal blood concentration of methamphetamine was 0.36 microgram/mL (range, 0.03-1.20 micrograms/mL), and the mean concentration of amphetamine was 0.05 microgram/mL (range, 0-0.08 microgram/mL). Both maternal and fetal blood methamphetamine concentrations were obtained in two cases. The maternal and fetal methamphetamine concentrations for these two cases were 0.21 and 0.40 microgram/mL and 0.18 and 1.20 micrograms/mL, respectively. The cause of death for each case, as listed by the pathologist, is also discussed.
J L Stewart; J E Meeker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of analytical toxicology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0146-4760     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anal Toxicol     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-19     Completed Date:  1997-11-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705085     Medline TA:  J Anal Toxicol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Forensic Sciences, Oakland, California 94609, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / chemically induced
Central Nervous System Depressants / blood,  poisoning*
Fetal Death / chemically induced*
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Infant, Newborn
Methamphetamine / blood,  poisoning*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / chemically induced
Substance-Related Disorders / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Central Nervous System Depressants; 537-46-2/Methamphetamine

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