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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


LUGONES BOTELL, Miguel  and  LOPEZ, José Israel. Cocaine: obstetric, medical and perinatal complications. Clinical characteristics and treatment of these patients. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.3-4. ISSN 0864-2125.

A review on the general effects of cocaine and, in particular, on its effects on  pregnancy and the newborn infant, was made. Low birth weight, retroplacental hematoma, arterial hypertension and fetal death, are some of the deleterious effects of this drug on gestation that were emphazised, among other complications, as well as its negative consequences for  the product of conception. Considerations are made on the comprehensive management of these patients.

Keywords : Drug; cocaine; pregnancy; neonate; complications.

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