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Results of heavy drinking in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7171494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The outcome of pregnancy is reported for 23 women who had been drinking alcohol heavily and who were delivered in Belfast maternity hospitals during the last 4 years. Twenty-one (91%) of the babies were small-for-gestational age and many had head circumference measurements less than 5th centile. Ten babies (44%) had abnormal facies consistent with the 'fetal alcohol syndrome' and 10 babies had congenital malformations of the heart, palate, genitalia and kidneys. Perinatal problems which included breech presentation, birth asphyxia, hypoglycaemia, polycythaemia, hypocalcaemia and withdrawal symptoms were frequently present. Most of the babies have shown delayed postnatal growth and six of the ten who are aged over 1 year have delayed development.
The outcome of pregnancy is reported for 23 women who had been drinking alcohol heavily and who were delivered in Belfast maternity hospitals during the last 4 years. 21 (91%) of the babies were small-for-gestational age and many had head circumference measurements 5th percentile. 10 babies (44%) had abnormal facies consistent with the 'fetal alcohol syndrome' and 10 babies had congenital malformations of the heart, palate, genitalia, and kidneys. Perinatal problems which included breech presentation, birth asphyxia, hypoglycemia, polycythemia, hypocalcemia, and withdrawal symptoms were frequently present. Most of the babies have shown delayed postnatal growth and 6 of 10 over age 1 have delayed development.
Authors:
H L Halliday; M M Reid; G McClure
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-14     Completed Date:  1983-02-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  892-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Alcohol Drinking*
Alcoholic Beverages / adverse effects*
Congenital Abnormalities / etiology
Female
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / etiology
Growth Disorders / etiology
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
Male
Maternal-Fetal Exchange*
Pregnancy*
Social Class

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