Foetal alcohol syndrome

 

Foetal alcohol syndrome

Foetal alcohol syndrome is a condition in a child that results from alcohol exposure during the mother’s pregnancy. Foetal alcohol syndrome causes brain damage and growth problems

Clinical features

Underweight child

Microencephaly

Mental retardation

Congenital heart disease

Skeletal abnormalities

Characteristic facies 

Narrow forehead

Low set ears

Shortened palpable fissure

Midfacial hypoplasia

Smooth philtrum

Upturned nose

Thin upper lip

Congenital heart disease

Skeletal abnormalities

 

 

 

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