Thalidomide New Uses of an Old Drug . Jeri Benton Johnson, MD Internal Medicine Resident Grand Rounds February 13, 2001. Case presentation.
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Jeri Benton Johnson, MD
Internal Medicine Resident
February 13, 2001
Kaposi’s sarcomaWhat is the role of Thalidomide in today’s medicine?
Have any of your readers seen similar abnormalities in babies delivered of women who have taken this drug during pregnancy?
W.G.McBrideThe Lancet, December 16,1961
Tested initially every wk for the first 4 wks
Tested every 4 wks thereafter if menses are regular
Tested every 2 wks thereafter if menses are irregular
If pregnancy test is positive, FDA is notified; pt is referred to OBGYN for reproductive toxicityPregnancy testing in S.T.E.P.S.