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Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome: Introduction

Fetal alcohol syndrome: Alcohol can cause a range of birth defects, the most serious being fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Children born with alcohol-related birth defects ... more about Fetal alcohol syndrome.

Fetal alcohol syndrome: A pattern of mental and physical birth defects caused by excessive alcohol use during pregnancy. The range and severity of the symptoms may vary greatly. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Fetal alcohol syndrome is available below.

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Types of Fetal alcohol syndrome

  • Fetal alcohol effects (FAE) - mild effects from less severe maternal drinking.
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Fetal alcohol syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Fetal alcohol syndrome

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Article Excerpts about Fetal alcohol syndrome

Alcohol can cause a range of birth defects, the most serious being fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Children born with alcohol-related birth defects can have lifelong learning and behavior problems. Those born with FAS have physical abnormalities, mental impairment, and behavior problems. Because scientists do not know exactly how much alcohol it takes to cause alcohol-related birth defects, it is best not to drink any alcohol during this time. (Source: excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA)

Definitions of Fetal alcohol syndrome:

Developmental abnormalities in infants born to alcoholic mothers, including characteristic facial appearance (microcephaly, maxillary hypoplasia, short palpebral fissures, and short upturned nose), growth deficiency, delayed intellectual development, motor retardation, joint abnormalities, poor coordination, and irritability. The pattern of abnormalities varies and may include additional oral, ocular, cardiac, urogenital, cutaneous, and other abnormalities. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A medical condition in which body deformation or facial development or mental ability of a fetus is impaired because the mother drank alcohol while pregnant - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Fetal alcohol syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Fetal alcohol syndrome, or a subtype of Fetal alcohol syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Fetal alcohol syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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