[Studies on alcohol embryopathy (author's transl)]

Monatsschr Kinderheilkd. 1981 Jul;129(7):404-9.
[Article in German]


Data from pediatric, neurological, psychiatric and psychological examinations of 71 children suffering from alcoholembryopathy (AE) are reported. In comparison to a matched control group history revealed an increased rate of developmental retardation during the neonatal period and the toddler age. Besides the frequently described morphological characteristics neurological examinations frequently revealed deficits of fine motor coordination. Psychiatric examinations led to various symptoms indicating a marked psychoorganic syndrome. Impairment of cognitive functions was detected by psychological testing. Finally there were positive correlations between morphological and psychological damage.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Developmental Disabilities / etiology
  • Female
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders / complications
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Movement Disorders / etiology
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / etiology
  • Pregnancy