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contact with the accutane pill. what kinds of birth defects would it cause?

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Dr. David Bergman
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Accutane: There are multiple birth defects associated with intrauterine exposure to accutane. There is a certain critical time in the pregnancy where the greatest amount of potential harm can occur. Genetic counseling is strongly recommended to determine what possible effects Accutane exposure could have.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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