A study of the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on white matter microstructural integrity at birth.

@article{Donald2015ASO,
  title={A study of the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on white matter microstructural integrity at birth.},
  author={Kirsten A Donald and Annerine Roos and Jean-Paul Fouche and Nastassja Koen and Fleur M Howells and Roger P. Woods and Heather Jessica Zar and Katherine Narr and Dan J. Stein},
  journal={Acta neuropsychiatrica},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={197-205}
}
BACKGROUND Neuroimaging studies have indicated that prenatal alcohol exposure is associated with alterations in the structure of specific brain regions in children. However, the temporal and regional specificity of such changes and their behavioural consequences are less known. Here we explore the integrity of regional white matter microstructure in infants with in utero exposure to alcohol, shortly after birth. METHODS Twenty-eight alcohol-exposed and 28 healthy unexposed infants were imaged… CONTINUE READING