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Postgrad Med J. Mar 1977; 53(617): 157–158.
PMCID: PMC2496474
Neonatal barbiturate withdrawal.
I. Blumenthal and S. Lindsay
An infant with neonatal barbiturate withdrawal syndrome is reported. The clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of this condition are discussed. A retrospective review of fifty-three infants of barbiturate-treated epileptic mothers indicated a high incidence of "jitteriness" (17%) and feeding problems (36%) in the immediate neonatal period.
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