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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Susan Kinzer, M.P.H.

First Published: August 2004
Last Revised: August 2004
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

What causes it?

Who can get it?

What are the signs and symptoms?

What does a person with fetal alcohol syndrome look like?


Is it contagious?

How is it treated?

How long does it last?

Can it be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

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