Phentermine is a sympathomimetic amine used for the short-term weight loss that has been associated with ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes in adults. The effects of this medication on a developing fetus are not well studied. We present the case of a woman who was taking phentermine during the first two trimesters of pregnancy and subsequently delivered a child with bilateral porencephalic cysts likely due to a prenatal stroke.
Keywords: fetal; fetus; in-utero; phentermine; porencephaly; pregnancy; stroke; sympathomimetic; weight loss; weight loss medications.
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