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Definition of «Fetal alcohol syndrome diagnosis»

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Fetal alcohol syndrome diagnosis: The signs needed to make the diagnosis of the fetal alcohol syndrome:

  1. Small size and weight before and after birth (pre- and postnatal growth retardation);
  2. Brain involvement with evidence for delay in development, intellectual impairment, or neurologic abnormalities; and
  3. Specific appearance of the head and face with at least 2 of the following groups of signs:
    • a. Small head size (microcephaly);
    • b. Small eyes (microphthalmia) and/or short eye openings (palpebral fissures); and
    • c. Underdevelopment of the upper lip, indistinct groove between the lip and nose (the philtrum), and flattened cheekbones.
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