Areca-nut chewing occurs widely in South Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Here we present a case of neonatal withdrawal syndrome in an infant born to a woman who was a chronic areca-nut user. Arecoline, the principal neuroactive alkaloid in areca nuts, was found in the mother's placenta. Copyright © 2005 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Areca nut
- Neonatal withdrawal syndrome