Why it is vital to diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome
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Why it is vital to diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome

Nick Evans Health writer

The exposure of children to alcohol is a growing problem, yet there is only one specialist clinic for the syndrome in the UK

Fetal alcohol syndrome was first recognised in the early 1970s, but more than 40 years on remains on the margins of NHS care. This is clear from the fact that there is only one specialist clinic for the syndrome and its associated disorders in the UK, a situation that is blighting the lives of those affected, according to campaigners.

Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 5, 8-9. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.5.8.s8

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