Recognition and management of fetal alcohol syndrome.

  title={Recognition and management of fetal alcohol syndrome.},
  author={Larry Burd and Tania M Cotsonas-Hassler and John T. Martsolf and Jacob Kerbeshian},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  volume={25 6},
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a common cause of developmental disability, neuropsychiatric impairment and birth defects. The disorder is identified by the presence of growth impairment, central nervous system dysfunction, and a characteristic pattern of craniofacial features. The reported prevalence of the disorder varies widely and recent estimates approach 1% of live births. Expression of these features varies by age. People with FAS have high rates of comorbid conditions: attention deficit… CONTINUE READING