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Epicanthal folds - toddler - medical genetics?

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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe

Epicanthal folds are normal in asian races.
Outside of asia, epicanthal folds can be part of down syndrome or other syndromes. Epicanthal folds alone may not be reason for a medical genetics referral. If other anomalies are present (low set ears, joint/bone disorders, low iq, webbed nec), then referral is certainly warranted.

In brief: Maybe

Epicanthal folds are normal in asian races.
Outside of asia, epicanthal folds can be part of down syndrome or other syndromes. Epicanthal folds alone may not be reason for a medical genetics referral. If other anomalies are present (low set ears, joint/bone disorders, low iq, webbed nec), then referral is certainly warranted.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not necessarily

A small degree of epicanthal folds are common in early infancy and toddlerhood.
At the face matures, the midface grows forward & the folds disappear. By school age it is usually faded. When this is the only finding in a kid I ignore it.

In brief: Not necessarily

A small degree of epicanthal folds are common in early infancy and toddlerhood.
At the face matures, the midface grows forward & the folds disappear. By school age it is usually faded. When this is the only finding in a kid I ignore it.
Dr. James Ferguson
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