Genetic and Congenital

Certain antidepressants are associated with specific birth defects, with venlafaxine associated with more than others, according to a study.

In this case-control study of 30 630 mothers of infants with birth defects and 11 478 control mothers, use of antidepressant in early pregnancy was reported by 5.1% of case mothers and 4.1% of control mothers. Elevated adjusted odds ratios were noted for individual selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and…

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Pediatric bone marrow failure may be linked to underlying primary immunodeficiency

Patients with single lineage or multilineage bone marrow failure may have an underlying primary immunodeficiency (PID), according to a presentation by Maurizio Miano, MD at the Virtual Edition of the 25th European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Congress.

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