What are alcohol-related symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)?

Updated: Dec 20, 2017
  • Author: Ashraf H Hamdan, MD, MBBCh, MSc, MRCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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Alcohol-specific symptoms include the following:

  • Withdrawal that presents within the first 24 hours of life is reported among infants with the dysmorphic features of fetal alcohol syndrome.

  • Neonates also exhibit irritability, tremors, seizures, opisthotonus, and abdominal distention.

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