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My 2 month old son has epicanthal folds. Should I be worried about Down Syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Normal finding

Infants have a rather flat face which changes over time.
The profile from forehead to nose to chin is relatively flat.By age 8, most will have the nose prominent midface,producing the angled face of adulthood. Epicanthal folds are common in infants and gradually disappear as the face matures.DS is a collection of many findings that allow most trained docs to spot it easily at birth.Relax.

In brief: Normal finding

Infants have a rather flat face which changes over time.
The profile from forehead to nose to chin is relatively flat.By age 8, most will have the nose prominent midface,producing the angled face of adulthood. Epicanthal folds are common in infants and gradually disappear as the face matures.DS is a collection of many findings that allow most trained docs to spot it easily at birth.Relax.
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: No

Down syndrome is a constellation of findings.
If he has only one of them, it doesn't mean that your child has a syndrome.

In brief: No

Down syndrome is a constellation of findings.
If he has only one of them, it doesn't mean that your child has a syndrome.
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