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Fetal Valproate Syndrome


Synonyms of Fetal Valproate Syndrome
  • Dalpro, Fetal Effects From
  • Depakene, Fetal Effects From
  • Depakote, Fetal Effects From
  • Depakote Sprinkle, Fetal Effects From
  • Divalproex, Fetal Effects From
  • Epival, Fetal Effects From
  • Fetal Anti-Convulsive Syndrome
  • Myproic Acid, Fetal Effects From
  • Valproic Acid, Fetal Effects From

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Fetal Valproate Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder caused by exposure of the fetus to valproic acid (dalpro, depakene, depakote, depakote sprinkle, divalproex, epival, myproic acid) during the first three months of pregnancy. Valproic acid is an anticonvulsant drug used to control certain types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. A small percentage of pregnant women who take this medication can have a child with Fetal Valproate Syndrome. The exact prevalence of this condition remains to be established. Symptoms of this disorder may include spina bifida, distinctive facial features, and other musculoskeletal abnormalities.



    Organizations related to Fetal Valproate Syndrome
    • International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
      Attn. Els De Clercq
      Brussels None B1000
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@ifglobal.org
      Home page: http://www.ifglobal.org
    • National Fetal AntiConvulsant Syndrome Association
      P.O. Box 7416
      Annan Intl DG12 5ET
      Phone #: 01 -461- 206 870
      800 #: --
      e-mail: facsline3@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.facsline.org
    • Organization For Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
      PO Box 772
      Preston Intl PR3 6WW
      Phone #: 012-53 - 790000
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: Janet.oacs@btinternet.com
      Home page: http://www.oacs-uk.co.uk/
    • Spina Bifida Association of America
      4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW
      Washington DC 20007-4226
      Phone #: 202-944-3285
      800 #: 800-621-3141
      e-mail: sbaa@sbaa.org
      Home page: http://www.sbaa.org
    • Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada
      #977-167 Lombard Avenue
      Winnipeg, Manitoba None R3B 0V3
      Phone #: 204--92-5-3650
      800 #: 800--56-5-9488
      e-mail: spinab@mts.net
      Home page: http://www.sbhac.ca



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