Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Facies)

Dysmorphic features of FAS

Image credit – NoFAS organization

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see a FASD facies – spectrum implies a wide range of concurrent anomalies and facies, in medical parlance implies a face that is a signal of a particular kind.

In practice, neonatologists can recognize FASD facies if their eyes are trained. It is critical that victims of alcohol teratogenesis be recognized early – early interventions to enhance developmental channels are most important.