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What facial features do children with Williams syndrome have?

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Children with this genetic disorder often have:

  • Wide forehead
  • Bridge of the nose is flattened
  • Short nose with a large tip
  • Wide mouth with full lips
  • Small chin
  • Small, widely spaced teeth
  • Missing or crooked teeth
  • Uneven eyes
  • Folds over the corners of the eyes
  • White starburst pattern around the iris, or colored part of the eye
  • Long face and neck (in adulthood)

From: What is Williams Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Williams Syndrome."

GeneReviews: "Williams Syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Williams Syndrome."

Williams Syndrome Association: "Frequently Asked Questions About Williams Syndrome and the WSA," "What Is Williams Syndrome?"

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Williams syndrome."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Williams Syndrome."

GeneReviews: "Williams Syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Williams Syndrome."

Williams Syndrome Association: "Frequently Asked Questions About Williams Syndrome and the WSA," "What Is Williams Syndrome?"

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Williams syndrome."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

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