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Do all Down syndrome babies have the simian crease

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Only 50-60 percent of children with Down syndrome actually have simian creases.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It occurs in about 1 of 30 babies.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Some of the features seen in Down syndrome persons are also seen in other hereditary disorders, and some features are seen in normal people. A normal ... Read More
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: Down syndrome is usually almost 90% can be diagnosed prenatally. Visit your obstetrician as soon as you became pregnant and follow with all tests and ... Read More
Dr. Adrienne Classen
28 years experience Pediatrics
No: Down syndrome is hereditary in approximately 1% of all instances. In the other 99% of cases Down syndrome is completely random and the only known fac ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Gold
27 years experience Pediatrics
Fairly common: A single sided simian crease is found in about 10% of the population, whereas having it on both palms is found in about 5%. When a condition is seen ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
35 years experience Pediatrics
Need more info: Babies with Down syndrome typically have short necks with extra tissue. Having this noted on ultrasound does not necessarily mean the baby has down sy ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Age related: Down's tends to be more related to age, that is, older mothers conceiving. If you are nervous, consider genetic counselling
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Help for Downs: There are services such as early intervention to assist children under 3 years of age. Special services are school responsibility after that. There ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
None: Down syndrome is a chromosamal condition, not an x-ray induced condition.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow olde ... Read More

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