Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Down's Syndrome

photo byJanelle Aby, MD

Down's syndrome is clearly the most common and recognizable genetic syndrome known, although at times the physical features may be difficult to identify in a newborn. This hispanic infant has fairly typical facial features of Down's syndrome: upslanting palpebral fissures, a suggestion of epicanthal folds, and a flat nasal bridge.

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