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Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the term for severe birth defects caused by heavy alcohol use during pregnancy.
Children with FAS may have:
A child with FAS may also have birth defects that involve the eyes, ears, heart, urinary tract, or bones.
Current as of: September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
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