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Fetal alcohol syndrome: a prospective national surveillance study
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    Alcohol intake and pregnancy in Spain: A silent crisis
    • Juan A Ortega-Garcia, Paediatrician
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      • Encarna Pastor-Torres, Marlene Martin, Miguel F Sanchez Sauco

    We would like to comment on aspects related to Elliott et al's report (1). Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) constitutes just the tip of the iceberg in the effects observable due to alcohol intake during pregnancy. The few abilities to detect and quantify alcohol intake, the culture of drinking in Mediterranean regions, and the low perception of risk in society makes it so that children are not diagnosed with FAS. However, man...

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