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Fetal Retinoid Syndrome

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Synonyms of Fetal Retinoid Syndrome

  • Accutane Embryopathy
  • Accutane, Fetal Effects of
  • Isotretinoin Embryopathy
  • Isotretinoin, Fetal Effects of
  • Isotretinoin Teratogen Syndrome
  • Retinoic Acid Embryoppathy

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Fetal retinoid syndrome is a characteristic pattern of mental and physical birth defects that results from maternal use of retinoids, the synthetic derivatives of vitamin A, during pregnancy. The most well known retinoid is isotretinoin (Accutane), a drug used to treat severe cystic acne. The range and severity of associated abnormalities will vary greatly from case to case. However, characteristic features may include growth delays before and after birth (prenatal and postnatal growth retardation); malformations of the skull and facial (craniofacial) region; central nervous system abnormalities; heart abnormalities; and/or additional physical findings.

Fetal Retinoid Syndrome Resources

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