Fetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders

Citation
Ea. Jacobs et al., Fetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders, PEDIATRICS, 106(2), 2000, pp. 358-361
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pediatrics,"Medical Research General Topics
Journal title
PEDIATRICS
ISSN journal
0031-4005 → ACNP
Volume
106
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
358 - 361
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-4005(200008)106:2<358:FASAAN>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
Prenatal exposure to alcohol is one of the leading preventable causes of bi rth defects, mental retardation, and neurodevelopmental disorders. In 1973, a cluster of birth defects resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure was re cognized as a clinical entity called fetal alcohol syndrome. More recently, alcohol exposure in utero has been linked to a variety of other neurodevel opmental problems, and the terms alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorde r and alcohol-related birth defects have been proposed to identify infants so affected. This statement is an update of a previous statement by the Ame rican Academy of Pediatrics and reflects the current thinking about alcohol exposure in utero and the revised nosology.