Risk for Fetal Alcohol Damage Higher for Kids in Care Systems

“FASD is not widely recognized by healthcare practitioners and, as such, is underdiagnosed…given
that prenatal alcohol exposure increases an exposed child’s risk of chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, and/or emotional conditions, children and youth prenatally exposed to alcohol have special health care needs, and such needs place demands on the healthcare system that far exceed those of non-alcohol-exposed children,” Popova and colleagues wrote online in Pediatrics…”