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Assessment and investigation of the child with disordered development
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    Inadequate history taking regarding in utero exposure to teratogens leads to missed diagnoses of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
    • Elizabeth M. Peadon, Consultant Paediatrician
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      • Elizabeth J. Elliott, Consultant Paediatrician and Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health

    Dr Horridge provides a practical overview of the approach to assessment and investigation of the child with disordered development and emphasises the importance of a thorough history. We were surprised that Dr Horridge did not discuss the importance of obtaining the history of in utero exposure to teratogens, particularly alcohol.

    Fetal alcohol exposure is the most common preventable cause of intellectual disabi...

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