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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

G Jayanthi Babu, M Annie Annal

Keywords : Developmental delay, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Pregnancy

Citation Information : Babu GJ, Annal MA. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 2019; 12 (4):93-95.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12132

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have adverse health consequences for the developing fetus and therefore is a significant public health problem. During pregnancy, there is no proven safe level of alcohol consumption. The term fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a medical diagnosis focused on a unique combination of physiological, psychological, and intellectual disorders triggered by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Fetal alcohol syndrome is an unavoidable, fatal condition which impacts each dimension of a child's life. Thus, it is a very fundamental requisite for the caregivers and healthcare personnel to recognize the symptoms of FAS earlier and ensure the optimal growth of the child.

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