Fetal Warfarin Syndrome: Case Report

*Sunil Gothwal
Department Of Pediatric Medicine, SMS Medical College Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

*Corresponding Author:
Sunil Gothwal
Department Of Pediatric Medicine, SMS Medical College Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Email:dr.sunilgothwal@gmail.com

Published on: 2021-02-03

Abstract

Fetal warfarin syndrome is a rare condition due to antenatal exposure to warfarin. Warfarin is low molecular weight anticoagulant needed for few medical indications during pregnancy. It crosses the placenta and causes variety of congenital anomalies related to cartilage, cardiac diseases and dysmorphism. These characteristics are known as fetal warfarin syndrome (FWS). Here we present a case of FWS.

Keywords

Congenital Anomalies; Pregnancy; Warfarin

Introduction

FWS has been identified in 15%-25% of fetuses exposed to warfarin during the first trimester. Fetal Warfarin syndrome (FWS) results because of maternal warfarin intake during pregnancy. FWS has a range of characteristic facial features. Here we present a case of a neonate with history of maternal warfarin intake and classical features of FWS.

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