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Acitretin/etretinate embryopathy

Disease definition

A rare teratogenic disorder due to acitretin or etretinate exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy, carrying a risk of fetal malformations of approximately 20%, including central nervous system, craniofacial, ear, thymic, cardiac and limb anomalies.

ORPHA:40366

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Fetal acitretin/etretinate syndrome
    • Retinoid embryopathy
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Antenatal, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q86.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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