Learn About Fetal Retinoid Syndrome

What is the definition of Fetal Retinoid Syndrome?
Fetal retinoid syndrome is a characteristic pattern of physical birth defects in a baby that has been exposed to retinoids during pregnancy. The best-known retinoid is isotretinoin (Accutane), a drug used to treat severe cystic acne. Babies exposed to retinoids during pregnancy may have a wide variety of symptoms. Some may have no symptoms at all, others may have only intellectual and learning problems, while others will have very severe symptoms. Birth defects associated with retinoid exposure include: • Growth delay • Excess fluid around the brain (hydrocephalus) • Abnormally small head size (microcephaly) • Intellectual and learning disabilities • Ear and eye abnormalities • A split in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate) and other facial differences • Heart defects. It is thought that 20-35% of fetuses exposed to retinoids during pregnancy will develop some of these birth defects. Retinoids can cause these birth defects in the early weeks of pregnancy, even before a woman knows that she is pregnant. Some of the birth defects associated with Fetal retinoid syndrome may be diagnosed by ultrasound during pregnancy. Currently, public health programs exist to help reduce the chance that a woman will use retinoids if she is considering getting pregnant.
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What are the alternative names for Fetal Retinoid Syndrome?
  • Fetal retinoid syndrome
  • Accutane fetal effects of
  • Accutane-exposed pregnancies
  • Acutane embryopathy
  • Isotretinoin (RoAccutane) embryopathy
  • Isotretinoin embryopathy
  • Isotretinoin fetal effects of
  • Isotretinoin teratogen syndrome
Who are the top Fetal Retinoid Syndrome Local Doctors?
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The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem

Department Of Developmental Biology And Cancer Research, Faculty Of Medicine 
Jerusalem, JM, IL 

Abraham Fainsod is in Jerusalem, Israel. Fainsod is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Fetal Retinoid Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Fetal Retinoid Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome FAS, Low Potassium Level, and Microcephaly.

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The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem

Department Of Developmental Biology And Cancer Research, Faculty Of Medicine 
Jerusalem, JM, IL 

Yehuda Shabtai is in Jerusalem, Israel. Shabtai is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Fetal Retinoid Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 1 other condition, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Fetal Retinoid Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome FAS, Low Potassium Level, and Malnutrition.

 
 
 
 
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Uppsala University

Uppsala, C, SE 75185

Anders Vahlquist is in Uppsala, Sweden. Vahlquist is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Fetal Retinoid Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 17 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Harlequin Ichthyosis, Fetal Retinoid Syndrome, Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis, and Nonbullous Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma.

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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