Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Trisomy 21 Physical Findings

The physical findings in a person with Down's syndrome include:

  • Head and face abnormalities
    • Small head
    • Flattened nose
    • Enlarged tongue
    • Upward slanting eyes
  • Growth retardation
  • Mental retardation
  • Short hands with broad fingers
  • Short legs with broad feet
  • Single palmar crease

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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