Möbius syndrome in infant exposed to cocaine in utero.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The pathophysiology of Möbius syndrome has been debated for decades. A vascular etiology is currently favored because it explains the wide clinical spectrum of this syndrome. An infant is reported who was born with Möbius syndrome after a pregnancy complicated by heavy maternal use of cocaine and alcohol. We speculate that cocaine-induced vasoconstriction at a critical time of cerebrovascular development produced a vascular disruption sequence leading to the Möbius syndrome.
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    Keywords

  • Adult, Cocaine, Facial Paralysis, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Pregnancy, Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects, Syndrome
  • Author List

  • Kankirawatana P; Tennison MB; D'Cruz O; Greenwood RS
  • Start Page

  • 71
  • End Page

  • 72
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 1