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Does epicanthal folds mean down syndrome?

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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Epicanthal genetics

An epicanthal fold by itself does not mean that you have down's syndrome.

In brief: Epicanthal genetics

An epicanthal fold by itself does not mean that you have down's syndrome.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: By itself, no

There are many stigmata of down's.
If this is the sole feature and is not racial, then it is a congenital defect on its own.

In brief: By itself, no

There are many stigmata of down's.
If this is the sole feature and is not racial, then it is a congenital defect on its own.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

This is a common feature in Down syndrome but it is also seen in a fraction of the normal population and other syndromes.

In brief: No

This is a common feature in Down syndrome but it is also seen in a fraction of the normal population and other syndromes.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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