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Zoloft and Neural Tube Defects

Posted on May 18th, 2011 No Comments

Recent studies have shown a link between use of the prescription drug Zoloft while pregnant and a number of birth defects, including neural tube defects.

Neural tube defects are one of the most common birth defects in the United States, affecting approximately one in 1,000 infants. A neural tube defect is an opening in the brain or spinal cord that occurs during pregnancy. In the second week of pregnancy, specialized cells on the dorsal side of the fetus begin to fuse and form a neural tube. If these cells do not fuse properly, a neural tube defect develops.

There are two types of neural tube defects: open and closed. Open neural tube defects occur when the brain or spinal cord are exposed at birth. Closed neural tube defects, which are rarer, occur when the spinal defect is covered by skin.

If you child has suffered a birth defect, like a neural tube defect, after you used the prescription drug Zoloft while pregnant, please contact the Zoloft Birth Defect Attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-641-9810.

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