Disease/Syndrome

Spontaneous abortions

Category

Reproduction and Development

Acute/Chronic

Chronic

Synonyms

Most likely causes of spontaneous abortions or fetal deaths after female exposure;

Comments

Established risks include medical hazards (antineoplastic drug dispensing, anesthetic gases, nitrous oxides used by dental assistants, and ethylene oxide), lead, ethylene glycol ethers in the semiconductor industry, ingestion of PCBs in food, heavy labor, and shift work. Occupational use of various organic solvents has also been linked to spontaneous abortions. [Luderer, p. 632]

ICD-9 Code

634

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