September 1975

Acute Transplacental Ethanol Intoxication

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(9):1075-1076. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120460057014

• With the use of ethanol in hyperalimentation regimens and for the inhibition of premature labor, there is increased opportunity for exposure of the fetus to this potentially toxic substance. We reviewed the literature regarding the effects of ethanol on the fetus and neonate, and illustrate its potential toxicity by the report of a case of neonatal depression secondary to acute maternal ethanol ingestion.

(Am J Dis Child 129:1075-1076, 1975)