What are the features of Down syndrome?
Normally, a doctor is able to identify a baby with Down syndrome at birth by their facial appearance. The face has a flat, rounded and small profile, the outer corner of the eyes slope upwards, the ears are small and the tongue is large and can stick out. Some other features can include: delay in development (speech and language), intellectual disability; small stature; poor muscle tone; a single crease across the palm of the hand, and; a kind and loving nature.
Author: Bow Tauro
First answered: 12 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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