Fetal Warfarin Syndrome

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Fetal Warfarin Syndrome

Fetal warfarin syndrome can be seen in babies whose mothers took warfarin, an anticoagulant or blood thinner, during pregnancy. An anticoagulant stops blood clots from forming and moving throughout the body. Warfarin can be dangerous to the developing fetus, especially during the first trimester when warfarin can cause early death of the baby or preterm birth. Additionally, warfarin can cause birth defects such as abnormal development of the spine, changes to bones in the face (especially the nose), intellectual disability, and failure to thrive. The risks for taking warfarin later in pregnancy are much lower, but pregnant women should speak to their doctor before taking warfarin at any time during pregnancy in order to best protect their child.

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The terms "Fetal Warfarin Syndrome" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fetal warfarin syndrome.
 

Author(s): Luke D Starling, Ashutosh Sinha, Duncan Boyd, Anke Furck

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A case of a baby born preterm with an antenatal diagnosis of aortic coarctation for which prostin was electively started at birth. The baby was found to be profoundly anaemic with no clear obstetric cause. Features consistent with antenatal intracerebral haemorrhage were noted on ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fetal warfarin syndrome.
 

Author(s): Jia-Woei Hou

Journal: Chang Gung Med J. 2004 Sep;27(9):691-5.

 

Fetal warfarin syndrome (FWS) or warfarin (coumadin) embryopathy is a rare condition as a result of fetal exposure to maternal ingestion of warfarin during pregnancy. A male infant, whose mother was treated with the anticoagulant (warfarin) because of a mechanical heart valve replacement ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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