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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Simian Crease (Overview)

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


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What causes simian creases in "healthy" people if it doesn't run in the family?

Unknown: Sometimes a crease is just a crease and does not mean anything. Just a random occurrence. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
11 Doctors shared insights

Simian Crease (Overview)

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


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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 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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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? .

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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I have sores at the crease of where my mouth opens. How do I get rid of it?

I have sores at the crease of where my mouth opens. How do I get rid of it?

MOUTH CORNERS SORE: Without looking I couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. Stop chewing gum, use a mild toothpaste (tom's of maine is a good one); don't eat raw fruit without cutting it up. A prescription product called mycolog cream can sometimes help. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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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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What causes simian creases in "healthy" people if it doesn't run in the family?

Unknown: Sometimes a crease is just a crease and does not mean anything. Just a random occurrence. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have simian creases on both hands?

What does it mean to have simian creases on both hands?

Simian crease: Simian crease occurs in about 1 out of 30 normal people, but is also frequently associated with other conditions such as down syndrome, aarskog syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome.

F. ...Read more

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What should I apply and when to 3 month old fat baby creases?

What should I apply and when to 3 month old fat baby creases?

Baby creases: If you are asking about the possibility of eczema, I woild apply amoisurizer to the babys skin. ...Read more

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I reaaly want to in crease my weight. I'm 20 yrs old. What are poossible fast ways? Thanks.

I reaaly want to in crease my weight. I'm 20 yrs old. What are poossible fast ways? Thanks.

Calories.: It sounds like a simple answer but it's not. More cals in than out. One way is weight gain 2000 which is available at GNC stores or amazon. As a supplement you can add 2000 cal to your count daily - best done under a drs supervision. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Why do my elbow creases itch?

Why do my elbow creases itch?

Pruritis: Itching can be caused by several things including local dermatitis (rash), heat rashes, fungal infections, etc. If this continues, get it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does the crease in my arm itch?

Why does the crease in my arm itch?

Itchy creases: Itching may occur in creases as skin touches skin and friction occurs. However if a rash is also present other causes such as an allergic reaction or yeast infection may be the cause. ...Read more

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What causes your scalp to have creases?

What causes your scalp to have creases?

SCALP CREASES: WRINKLES OR CREASES OR RIDGES OR FOLDS IN THE SCALP THAT ARE SOFT AND SPONGY ARE USUALLY HEREDITARY.
THEY ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THICKENING OF THE SCALP.
THEY ARE BENIGN AND HARMLESS. ...Read more

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White stuff in tonsil crease, what's wrong?

White stuff in tonsil crease, what's wrong?

Tonsilloliths: These are likely tonsilloliths (tonsil stones). The tonsils have crevices where bacteria and sloughed cells collect. By using a water pik, you can knock them loose. If they persist, have it checked by your doctor to make sure that it isn't something more serious. ...Read more

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Do babies with ds always have a single palmar crease?

Do babies with ds always have a single palmar crease?

45% do: The single palmar crease, 4 finger line, or simian crease (several names for the same feature) is thought to represent the effect of a lower level of muscle tone during the pregnancy. It is found in 45% +/- of ds infants depending on the study cited. It is found on one side in 4% of normal infants and on both sides in 1%. ...Read more