Chaudhuri, J D (2000) An analysis of the teratagenic effects that could possibly be due to alcohol consumption by pregnant mothers. Indian journal of medical sciences, 54 (10). pp. 425-31. ISSN 0019-5359Full text not available from this repository.
It can be concluded that alcohol is definitely harmful to the developing fetus. The effect can manifest in various ways, the most extreme of which is a condition called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). The diagnosis of maternal alcoholism leading onto cases of FAS is difficult due to absence of accurate diagnostic tests. The diagnosis of FAS in a child is easier by a proper examination. There is no specific treatment of FAS in a child. The only management is by institution of corrective and rehabilitative measures. The exact mechanism of the teratogenic action of alcohol is not known. It is probably due to the harmful effect of alcohol on the epiblast layer of the bilaminar germ disc. In the absence of adequate knowledge regarding FAS, not much can be done to remedy the deleterious effects of alcohol. Hence, a word of advice to all pregnant women is to avoid drinking during pregnancy.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Indian journal of medical sciences|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Alcohol Drinking; Alcoholism/complications; Child;|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine|
|Depositing User:||Mr. Faizal Hamzah|
|Date Deposited:||09 Mar 2011 10:59|
|Last Modified:||09 Mar 2011 10:59|
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