Articles

  • 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

    There are typically two creases in the palm, but in some people, only one crease is present. A single palmar crease occurs in about 1 out of 30 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.