Children and young people exposed prenatally to alcohol (SIGN 156)

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This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on measurement of alcohol consumption in pregnancy and consensus-based recommendations on:

  • identification of children at risk of FASD
  • criteria for diagnosis and use of FASD as a descriptor
  • the medical assessment
  • physical examination
  • sentinel facial features
  • neurodevelopmental assessment
  • the multidisciplinary assessment team
  • special considerations in the neurodevelopmental assessment
  • management and follow up of children and young people affected by PAE.

Detailed treatment options for individuals affected by PAE are not included.

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 01 February 2019

Next review: 04 March 2022

Author(s): SIGN