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Fetal valproate syndrome

Disease definition

Fetal valproate syndrome (FVS), is an anticonvulsant drug-related embryofetopathy that can occur when a fetus is exposed to valproic acid (VPA), characterized by distinct facial dysmorphism, congenital anomalies and developmental delay (especially in language and communication).

ORPHA:1906

  • Synonym(s):
    • Fetal valproic acid syndrome
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Antenatal, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q86.8
  • OMIM: 609442
  • UMLS: C0236026
  • MeSH: C536525
  • GARD: 5447
  • MedDRA: 10016524

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