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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), also called fetal alcohol
exposure (FAE), is a term used to describe a range of mild to severe problems
that a growing fetus can develop if the mother drinks alcohol while she is
pregnant. These problems include certain facial features, such as a small face
or narrow eyes; slowed growth; birth defects; and learning and behavior
The type and severity of effects from FASD depends on:
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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