What Are the Characteristics of Down Syndrome?

Q:
What are the characteristics of Down syndrome?

A:
Each person with Down’s syndrome is affected differently, but most share certain physical characteristics and development problems, they may include:

  • a flat back of the head
  • below-average weight and length at birth
  • broad hands with short fingers
  • eyes that slant upwards and outwards
  • floppiness
  • small nose and flat nasal bridge
  • small mouth with a tongue that may stick out
  • their palm may have only one crease across it

But people with Down’s syndrome don’t all look the same – they also look like their parents and family. For more info you can go to a specialist.

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