Learn About Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome

What is the definition of Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome?
Fetal thalidomide syndrome, also known as thalidomide embryopathy, is a group of fetal abnormalities that occur in fetuses exposed in the womb to the drug, thalidomide. Thalidomide is a sedative used to treat leprosy and multiple myeloma. In the 1950s, however, thalidomide was used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women, leading to approximately 15,000 babies worldwide born with severe abnormalities.
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What are the symptoms of Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome?
Symptoms of fetal thalidomide symptom are many and can be severe, including undeveloped, extremely short limbs; absence of one or more limbs; abnormalities of the forelimbs or hand, such as split hand; absence or abnormalities of thumbs, such as extra thumbs; absence of the humerus (upper arm bone), forearm, femur (thigh bone), or lower leg; decreased body height; facial hemangiomas (bright red birthmarks); chronic rhinitis; absent or abnormal ears; deafness; eye abnormalities, such as abnormally small eyes, absence of eyes, crossed eyes, or absence or abnormality of the cornea; kidney, heart, gastrointestinal tract, genitalia, and heart abnormalities; insulin resistance; and death.
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What are the current treatments for Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome?
There is no cure for fetal thalidomide syndrome. Treatment is focused on symptomatic and supportive care. Fetal thalidomide syndrome can be prevented by avoiding thalidomide use during pregnancy.
Who are the top Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome Local Doctors?
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Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul

Post Graduation Program In Genetics And Molecular Biology, Genetics Department 
Porto Alegre, RS, BR 

Thayne Kowalski practices in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Kowalski is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome, Fetal Hydantoin Syndrome, Erythema Nodosum, and Roberts Syndrome.

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Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul

Department Of Morphological Sciences, Institute Of Health Sciences 
Porto Alegre, RS, BR 

Fernanda Vianna practices in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Vianna is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome. They are also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome, Fetal Hydantoin Syndrome, Erythema Nodosum, and Leprosy.

 
 
 
 
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Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul

Porto Alegre, RS, BR 

Lavinia Faccini-Schuler practices in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Faccini-Schuler is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 16 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome, Achalasia Microcephaly Syndrome, Microcephaly, and Zika Virus Disease.

What are the latest Fetal Thalidomide Syndrome Clinical Trials?
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