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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Topic Guide

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Alcohol intake by a pregnant mother may result in fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in her child. A child with FAS may be:
  • hyperactive,
  • have a low IQ,
  • a small head,
  • a growth lag,
  • short eye openings,
  • flattened cheekbones,
  • a short nose,
  • a smooth, thin upper lip,
  • shortening of the fourth and fifth fingers, and
  • a heart murmur.