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Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the term for severe birth defects caused by heavy alcohol use (5 or more drinks on at least one occasion) during pregnancy.
Children with FAS may have:
A child with FAS may also have birth defects that involve the eyes, ears, heart, urinary tract, or bones.
Last Revised: February 20, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Ernest L. Abel, PhD - Reproductive Toxicology
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