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Misdiagnosis and missed diagnoses in foster and adopted children with prenatal alcohol exposure.

Chasnoff IJ, Wells AM, King L. Misdiagnosis and missed diagnoses in foster and adopted children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Pediatrics. 2015;135(2):264-70. doi:10.1542/peds.2014-2171.

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January 28, 2015
Chasnoff IJ, Wells AM, King L. Pediatrics. 2015;135(2):264-70.

Diagnostic errors are a known cause of preventable adverse events. The vast majority of children ultimately determined to have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in this cohort study had been previously misdiagnosed, despite having undergone clinical evaluation for developmental or behavioral problems.

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Chasnoff IJ, Wells AM, King L. Misdiagnosis and missed diagnoses in foster and adopted children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Pediatrics. 2015;135(2):264-70. doi:10.1542/peds.2014-2171.