Meningocele and ankyloblepharon following in utero exposure to olanzapine

M. Arora, S. K. Praharaj

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Although atypical antipsychotics are widely used during pregnancy, their safety is not well established. This case highlights the possible teratogenic effect of olanzapine, in which the baby was born with meningocele and ankyloblepharon. It is suggested that olanzapine may interfere with embryonic development at different stages of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-346
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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