Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

  title={Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.},
  author={Gideon Koren and Irena Nulman and Albert E. Chudley and Christine Loocke},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={169 11},
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the umbrella term describing the complex range of effects that can occur in a child exposed to alcohol before birth. These life-long effects range from severe to mild and include physical birth defects; growth deficiencies; intellectual, learning, and behavioral disabilities. Depending on the amount and the timing of alcohol exposure, some individuals develop a characteristic pattern of facial features and some will have growth or neurologic… CONTINUE READING

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