Monitoring Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder during the neonatal period in France

Alcohol is a known teratogenic and foetotoxic agent. At birth, only the complete foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and at most a suspicion for some incomplete syndromic forms can be diagnosed. Yet, other Consequences of prenatal Alcohol Exposure (CAE) can also be observed and recorded in the neonatal period.

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« The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, even high or low, can shortly cause significant risks to the child. This Alcohol taken during pregnancy is, according to the French Academy of Medicine, the first non-genetic cause of disability »

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