Classic facial characteristics of fetal alcohol syndrome FAS are shortened palpebral fissures, smooth philtrum, and thin upper vermillion. We aim to help pediatricians detect facial dysmorphism across the fetal alcohol spectrum, especially among nonsyndromal heavily exposed HE individuals without classic facial characteristics. Of Cape Coloured children recruited, 69 were born to women who reported abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy. We used dense surface modeling and signature analyses of 3-dimensional facial photographs to determine agreement between clinical categorization and classifications induced from face shape alone, to visualize facial differences, and to consider predictive links between face shape and neurobehavior. Face classification achieved significant agreement with clinical categories for discrimination of nonexposed from FAS alone face: 0.
Facial Dysmorphism Across the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Basics about FASDs | CDC
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders FASDs are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems. FASDs are caused by a woman drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders FASDs are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are caused by a mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are preventable by avoiding alcohol. FASDs encompass a range of physical and neurodevelopmental problems that can result from prenatal alcohol exposure. Some accept only FAS as a diagnosis, seeing the evidence as inconclusive with respect to other types.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders FASDs is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual with prenatal alcohol exposure. The exact number of children who have an FASD is difficult to determine. Based on studies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others, it is estimated that in the United States, somewhere between and 8, babies could be born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome FAS.