Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 31 (5), 868–879.
Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain are seen at every age. The earlier they can be quantified, the better the prognosis for the affected child.
Here we show measurable alcohol effects at birth on a structure currently used for nosology only much later in life.
An average of the images for the unexposed subjects has the geometry of textbook images of normal babies; but the average for the subgroup of high-angle subjects may serve as a template or guide to this regional damage parallel to the familiar photographic exemplars that help to assess facial signs.
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