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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2014, Article ID 650605, 3 pages
Case Report

Apparent Life-Threatening Event following Maternal Use of Temazepam during Labour

Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, VU University Medical Center, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Received 29 January 2014; Accepted 1 June 2014; Published 15 June 2014

Academic Editor: Doris Fischer

Copyright © 2014 L. Damen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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