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No further clues from global investigation

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.206 (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:206
  1. E E Castilla
  1. international Centre for Birth Defects, 00195 Rome, Italy.

    EDITOR,-Newspaper reports of geographic clusters of anophthalmia and microphthalmia in England and Wales possibly related to maternal exposure to a benzimidazole pesticide (benomyl) prompted a news article1 and an editorial.2 The International Clearinghouse for Birth DefectsMonitoring Systems3 reacted by conducting a global investigation.

    Data were requested on cases of anophthalmia and microphthalmia in their isolated and associated (syndromic) forms, excluding confounding defects (blepharophimosis, microcornea, coloboma, cryptophthalmus, and small eyes) and …

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