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New perspectives on the face in fetal alcohol syndrome: what anthropometry tells us.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11992478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) refers to the adverse effects to the fetus from prenatal exposure to alcohol. Originally, the diagnosis of FAS was given only to those individuals that were the most severely affected. Since that time, it has become apparent that the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure are broad-based, and those individuals diagnosed with FAS represent the severe end of the continuum in their phenotypic expression. This study utilized 21 craniofacial anthropometric measurements on 100 prenatally exposed individuals to quantify the elements of the FAS facial phenotype and to extend the quantitative phenotype to individuals who exhibited less severe or incomplete manifestations of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Elizabeth S Moore; Richard E Ward; Paul L Jamison; Colleen A Morris; Patricia I Bader; Bryan D Hall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of medical genetics     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0148-7299     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Genet.     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-23     Completed Date:  2002-08-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708900     Medline TA:  Am J Med Genet     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, 2001 West 86th Street, PO Box 40970, Indianapolis, IN 46240, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects
Craniofacial Abnormalities / pathology
Face / abnormalities*
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / etiology,  pathology*
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects

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