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Fetal Valproate Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

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

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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.

Resources

Spina Bifida Association of America

4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW

Suite 250

Washington, DC 20007-4226

Tel: (202)944-3285

Fax: (202)944-3295

Tel: (800)621-3141

Email: sbaa@sbaa.org

Internet: http://www.sbaa.org



International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Cellebroersstraat 16

Brussels, B1000

Belgium

Tel: 32025020413

Fax: 32025021129

Email: info@ifglobal.org

Internet: http://www.ifglobal.org



Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Canada

Suite 647-167 av. Lombard Avenue

Winnipeg

MB

R3B 0V3

Canada

Tel: 2049253650

Fax: 2049253654

Tel: 8005659488

Email: info@sbhac.ca

Internet: http://www.sbhac.ca



Organisation For Anti-Convulsant Syndrome

131 Summertrees Road

Ellesmere Port

Cheshire, CH66 2BE

United Kingdom

Tel: 01513565949

Email: enquiries.oacs@gmail.com

Internet: http://www.oacs-uk.co.uk/



Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126

Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126

Tel: (301)251-4925

Fax: (301)251-4911

Tel: (888)205-2311

TDD: (888)205-3223

Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/



For a Complete Report

This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to MyD-H, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock patient portal. You must be a registered MyD-H user for the Lebanon, Manchester, or Nashua locations to access this site.

The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

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Last Updated:  4/25/2008

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