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Zidovudine Use in Pregnancy: A Report on 104 Cases and the Occurence of Birth Defects.
 Kumar RM, Hughes PF, Khurranna A.
  A study from outside the US reported 8 spontaneous abortions, 8 therapeutic abortions and 8 serious birth defects, including holes in the chest, abnormal indentations at the base of the spine, misplaced ears, triangular faces, heart defects, extra digits and albinism among the babies born to 104 AZT-treated women. But these bewildering results were interpreted as just "not proving safety, thus lending tenuous support to the use of this drug".
  Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 1994; 7: 1034-10391994