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Fetal alcohol syndrome: A condition which occurs in a new born fetus and is caused by the mother consuming excess alcohol during her pregnancy. See detailed information below for a list of 4 causes of Fetal alcohol syndrome, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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)
Alcohol can cause a range of birth defects, the most serious being fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)... (Source: excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA)
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)
Disorder occurring in children born to alcoholic women who continue to drink heavily during pregnancy; common abnormalities are growth deficiency (prenatal and postnatal), altered morphogenesis, mental deficiency, and characteristic facies - small eyes and flattened nasal bridge; fine motor dysfunction and tremulousness are observed in the newborn.
- (Source - CRISP)
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 Institute of Health)
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Medical Conditions associated with Fetal alcohol syndrome:
Alcohol use (19 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Social problems (126 causes), Drug abuse (36 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes), Birth symptoms (874 causes), Fetal symptoms (205 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Learning disabilities (435 causes), Cognitive impairment (3664 causes), Developmental problems (4007 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Psychiatric symptom (971 causes), Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), School problems (520 causes), Society problems (1785 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Addiction symptoms (42 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes)
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