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  • Disease

    Failure to thrive

    Failure to thrive refers to children whose current weight or rate of weight gain is much lower than that of other children of similar age and gender.

  • Disease

    Fetal alcohol syndrome

    A simian crease is a single palmar crease as compared to two creases in a normal palm. Simian crease occurs in about 1 out of 30 normal people, but is also frequently associated with other conditions such as Down syndrome, Aarskog syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome.

    Fetal alcohol syndrome is growth, mental, and physical problems that may occur in a baby when a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy.