Top
10
Doctor insights on: Characteristic Elfin Like Facial Features

Share
1

1
When a doctor uses the term elf-like facial features, is there a specific meaning?

When a doctor uses the term elf-like facial features, is there a specific meaning?

Elf: Many genetic conditions have typical appearances. Elf-like facial features can describe someone with williams syndrome. They have small upturned noses, wide mouth, small teeth with wide spacing. They also have characteristic starburst appearance to their eyes, making them look like they are twinkling. While this description is used to easily describe without details, it does not make a diagnosis. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
2

2
How come all Down syndrome children have the same facial features?

How come all Down syndrome children have the same facial features?

Chromosomes abnormal: Down syndrome is a disorder of trisomy (3) number 21 chromosomes. As a result the facial abnormality is shared by everyone with the same extra chromosome. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Why do all people with Down syndrome have similar facial features?

Why do all people with Down syndrome have similar facial features?

Chromosome influence: The size ; shape of the skull ; facial features of down syndrome patients is heavily influenced bu the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body.The same goes for eyes, hands ; feet all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures. Many other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with the abnormality. ...Read more

4

4
What are the causes of people with Down syndrome to have similar facial features?

What are the causes of people with Down syndrome to have similar facial features?

Chromosome influence: The size and shape of the skull and facial features of down syndrome patients is heavily influenced by the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body.The same goes for eyes, hands, feet, all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures.Other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with a specified extra chromosome. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Why do people who suffer from down-syndrome tend to have the same facial features?

Why do people who suffer from down-syndrome tend to have the same facial features?

Chromosome influence: The size & shape of the skull & facial features of down syndrome patients is heavily influenced bu the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body.The same goes for eyes, hands & feet all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures. Many other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with the abnormality. ...Read more

6

6
I'm curious as to why people with Down syndrome seem to have the same facial features?

I'm curious as to why people with Down syndrome seem to have the same facial features?

Effect of chromosome: The extra chromosome material that produces ds is present in every cell of the body and has great influence everywhere.In body parts that require a lot of information to form, like the face, hands, feet the effect of the extra material is seen in these visible areas as a similar pattern. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What to do if I'm a retransitioning MTF transsexual will my facial features refeminize?

What to do if I'm a retransitioning MTF transsexual will my facial features refeminize?

Your Physician : best to answer questions on an issue like this is your Doctor, so please contact him/ her and get evaluated good luck and feel better ...Read more

8

8
Can you please explain how and why with Down syndrome seem to have the same facial features?

Effect of chromosome: The extra chromosome material that produces ds is present in every cell of the body and such has great influence everywhere.In body parts that require a lot of information for formation, like the face, hands, feet the effect is seen these visible areas. The extra chromosome material shows in higher frequency of distinctive facial features, length of fingers, spacing of toes etc. ...Read more

9

9
How to treat masculine facial features in pcos?

How to treat masculine facial features in pcos?

Androgenic hair: Androgen of pcos is generally androgens produced by ovary decreasing levels at this level can be done by using oral contraceptives which block endogenous production metformin can be used to cycle ovaries to normal function androgen blockers can be used like spironlactone these drugs can also be used in combination. ...Read more