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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Simian Crease

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What is simian crease?

What is simian crease?

Palm lines: Most folks have two lines across the palm joining the side below the little finger with the space between the thumb and index finger. If only one is present, as in some monkeys ("simians") & in 1% of normal folks, it's a tip-off that the person may have another birth defect, especially trisomy 21, but ultimately it's of no use as the other defects will be obvious. ...Read more

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Simian Crease (Definition)

is a single line that runs across the palm of of the vhand instead of the 3 creases that are normaly seen appears in 1 out of 30 people more seen in males is often normal may be linked with some other symptoms that define a syndrome like Downs syndrome ...Read more


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What is a simian crease/line?

What is a simian crease/line?

Single palmer crease: Most people have a split palm fold/crease that begins at the lateral palm border & turns up between the index & second finger.A second crease starts above the thumb & breaks up before reaching the lateral palm border.The simian (apelike) crease joins the two as one.It is thought to represent less muscle tone during fetal development.It occurs in both nl people & a higher # with Down syndrome ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Simian crease?

What is the definition or description of: Simian crease?

Simian crease: is a single line that runs across the palm of of the vhand instead of the 3 creases that are normaly seen appears in 1 out of 30 people more seen in males is often normal may be linked with some other symptoms that define a syndrome like Downs syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome ...Read more

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Is the simian crease present in all downs syndrome babies?

No: This is listed is present in about 45% of infants with ds but may be seen at least on one side in 5-7% of normal infants. ...Read more

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If I have some of the physical signs of Down syndrome like a simian crease but don't have down syndrome, am I more likely to have a child with downs?

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 person can have a single horizontal palmar crease (simian crease), but his simian crease is just a trait he has, and has nothing to do with down syndrome. A normal person with a simian crease is not more likely to have a down syndrome baby. ...Read more

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Is it rare to have a simian crease on both hands?

Is it rare to have a simian crease on both hands?

It's rare: It might be ~ 0.5-1% in the population. It's minor deviation and doesn't mean anything if no other signs or symptoms present. It's commonly associated with down syndrome or trisomy 21. ...Read more

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What to do if I have one simian crease on my hand?

What to do if I have one simian crease on my hand?

Normal variation: The incidence of a single palmar crease varies among different ethnic populations around the world. (14-70%) It is thought to be influenced by positioning in the womb during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a simian crease on both hands?

What does it mean to have a simian crease on both hands?

May be nothing: If you have only this particular sign and no other signs and well otherwise, it means- nothing. If it comes with the constellation of some other specific signs and symptoms, pediatricians look for certain chromosomal disease, such as down's syndrome. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a simian crease on both hands?

What does it mean if I have a simian crease on both hands?

Simian crease: a single crease in the palm vs the multiple transverse creates many have may mean nothing at all . While rare about 1 in 30 of so called "normal" people have this. There is also a long list of syndromes and illnesses associated with a simian crease. But if you had one of those you'd know it , be born with it and you can't catch those things from others ...Read more

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Please help! I have a simian crease on both hands. What does this mean?

Please help! I have a simian crease on both hands. What does this mean?

Single palmar crease: Single palm creases are believed to develop around 12 weeks gestation. Any insult to the developing fetus can produce these creases and associated neurologic defects. They are commonly associated with Down's Syndrome, other genetic defects, neurologic disorders and possibly Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. They are present in a small percent of the population with no other significant issues. ...Read more

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How rare is it to have a simian crease (a single palmar crease) on both palms without having down syndrome?

How rare is it to have a simian crease (a single palmar crease) on both palms without having down syndrome?

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 in this many people, it is considered somewhat common. Many more people who have a simian crease have normal chromosomes than have down syndrome. ...Read more

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I know it's 1 in 30 to have a simian crease on one hand. What are the odds of having a simian crease on both hands?

I know it's 1 in 30 to have a simian crease on one hand. What are the odds of having a simian crease on both hands?

Not quite sure: It depends from your racial and ethnic descend. It seems like in western populations it's quite rare, but in asian population is much more common. The lowest prevalence have swiss, eskimos, dutch populations. ...Read more

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Would injectable fillers, like botox, be useful for my brow lines? Will an injectable filler treatment diminish the worry lines on my face and between my brows. This deep crease has been there since my 30's, and i'm 40 now, will botox help? .

Would injectable fillers, like botox, be useful for my brow lines? Will an injectable filler treatment diminish the worry lines on my face and between my brows. This deep crease has been there since my 30's, and i'm 40 now, will botox help?

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Frown : Frown lines are caused by overactive facial muscles. Fillers mask the wrinkle by adding volume around the muscle with injections that “fill” the skin. Botox is a paralytic agent that stops nerve impulses from moving to the injected muscles, so the muscles relax and do not contract, and the skin smoothes over them. For wrinkles between the brows, Botox acheives better results. However you should schedule a consultation with an experienced surgeon who will determine the appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more

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Reoccurring scales that build up inside my ear/inner shell/ in crease behind ear/ I can only remove scrubbing after a shower. psoriasis? treatment?

Reoccurring scales that build up inside my ear/inner shell/ in crease behind ear/ I can only remove scrubbing after a shower. psoriasis? treatment?

Scales: Dermatitis, possibly contact, allergic. Stop any alkaline soaps, alkaline shampoos, hair sprays. Apply OTC cortisone cream 2-3 times /day ...Read more

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Recuperating from pancreatic cancer and was advised to change from pan crease to pancrelipase. is that favorable treatment?

Recuperating from pancreatic cancer and was advised to change from pan crease to pancrelipase. is that favorable treatment?

Yes: Recuperating means treatment other than chemo. If Whipple performed the duct of the pancreas was implanted into the bowel to allow enzymes to pass into the GI tract. The amt of enzyme for digestion is usually low and one needs both the proteins and fat digested with the add of bile from the liver/GB. The pancrelipase provides that function. ...Read more

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Best cold remedy?

Best cold remedy?

Tincture of time!: Millions have colds yearly. It is due to rhinoviruses and others. There is no cure. Rest, humidification, fluids, proper nutrution (chicken soup), fever control, vitamn c, perhaps an antihistamine to dry one up or perhaps a decongestant to open one up may be used. But usually observation, fluids and rest are all that is needed. Cover the coughs, nose and wash the hands. Stay at home! ...Read more

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C.O.P.D? Homeo remedy

C.O.P.D? Homeo remedy

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complicated yet treatable illness in both allopathy and homeopathy. However, hundreds of homeopathic medicines might be helpful to a person with copd. This means individualized treatment with an trained homeopath is needed, so that your unique totality of symptoms can be considered in the prescription. Follow-up would be long-term, not magic. ...Read more

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