Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

J Gordon Millichap
1989 Pediatric Neurology Briefs  
The relationship between prenatal maternal alcohol use and growth and morphologic abnormalities in the offspring of 650 women studied prospectively is reported from the School of Medicine and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Pittsburgh, PA. Low birth weight, decreased head circunference and length, and an increased rate of fetal alcoholic effects were all found to be significantly correlated with exposure to alcohol during the first two months of the first trimester. The
more » ... rst trimester. The average amounts of alcohol consimed in the first trimester for women who were delivered of infants with no, one, or multiple minor physical anomalies were 0.67, 0.98, and 1.07 drinks per day, respectively (P=0.5). The corresponding average daily volimes for mothers of babies exhibiting no, one, or multiple fetal alcohol effects were 0.69, 0.85, and 1.28
doi:10.15844/pedneurbriefs-3-9-12 fatcat:ok5hj42rpndybj4zu2mnzcc2ta