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Birth Defects due to Alcohol Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome may include:

  • Close set eyes
  • Abnormal skin folds around the eyes
  • Abnormal tooth enamel
  • Heart valve abnormalities
  • Limitation of joint movement
  • Growth retardation
  • Mental retardation
  • Microcephaly:
    • Small head
    • Small brain
  • Micrognathia: small jaw
  • Ear abnormalities
  • Short nose
  • Small teeth
  • Hirsutism

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Birth Defects due to Alcohol References
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