Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and neuroimmune changes.

  title={Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and neuroimmune changes.},
  author={Paul D. Drew and Cynthia J M Kane},
  journal={International review of neurobiology},
The behavioral consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are serious and persist throughout life. The causative mechanisms underlying FASD are poorly understood. However, much has been learned about FASD from human structural and functional studies as well as from animal models, which have provided a greater understanding of the mechanisms underlying FASD. Using animal models of FASD, it has been recently discovered that ethanol induces neuroimmune activation in the developing… CONTINUE READING