Fetal valproate syndrome

Fetal valproate syndrome (FVS) is a potential embryopathy that can occur as a result from maternal intake of valproic acid (sodium valproate) during pregnancy.

Clinical presentation

There is a wide clinical spectrum which includes


Many effects are thought to be due to impairment of folate metabolism

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Article information

rID: 13929
System: Obstetrics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Valproic acid embryopathy
  • Valproate embryopathy
  • Fetal valproic acid syndrome

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