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Fetal Hydantoin Syndrome

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Synonyms of Fetal Hydantoin Syndrome

  • Dilantin Embryopathy
  • Phenytoin Embryopathy

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Fetal Hydantoin Syndrome is a rare disorder that is caused by exposure of a fetus to the anticonvulsant drug phenytoin (Dilantin). The symptoms of this disorder may include abnormalities of the skull and facial features, growth deficiencies, underdeveloped nails of the fingers and toes, and/or mild developmental delays. Other findings occasionally associated with this syndrome include cleft lip and palate, having an unusually small head (microcephaly) and brain malformations with more significant developmental delays.

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