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Symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome

Symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Fetal alcohol syndrome includes the 52 symptoms listed below:

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Ocassionally other symptoms may also present themselves as symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome. 18 of the more common ones are included in the list below:

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: NWHIC (Excerpt)

FAS describes a "pattern of abnormalities observed in children born to alcoholic mothers." FAS may result in various birth defects: prenatal and/or postnatal growth retardation (weight and/or length below the 10th percentile); central nervous system involvement, including neurological abnormalities, developmental delays, behavioral dysfunction, intellectual impairment, and skull or brain malformations; and a characteristic face with short palpebral fissures (eye openings), a thin upper lip, and an elongated, flattened midface and philtrum (the groove in the middle of the upper lip). Mental handicaps and hyperactivity are probably the most debilitating aspects of FAS, and prenatal alcohol exposure is one of the leading known causes of mental retardation in the Western World. Problems with learning, attention, memory, and problem solving are common, along with in coordination, impulsiveness, and speech and hearing impairment. Deficits in learning skills persist even into adolescence and adulthood. Prenatal alcohol exposure may also cause a more subtle pattern of physical and cognitive deficits, making diagnosis more difficult. Deficits in learning skills persist into adolescence and adulthood. (Source: excerpt from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: NWHIC)

Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA (Excerpt)

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. (Source: excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA)

Drinking and Your Pregnancy: NIAAA (Excerpt)

Children with Fetal
Alcohol Syndrome May:

Be born small.

Have problems eating and sleeping.

Have problems seeing and hearing.

Have trouble following directions and learning how to do simple things.

Have trouble paying attention and learning in school.

Have trouble getting along with others and controlling their behavior.

Need medical care all their lives.

Need special teachers and schools. (Source: excerpt from Drinking and Your Pregnancy: NIAAA)

Fetal alcohol syndrome as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome, it is also important to consider Fetal alcohol syndrome as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Fetal alcohol syndrome may cause:

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