What are the common physical traits associated with Down syndrome?

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A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes and a single deep crease across the center of the palm -- although each person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees, or not at all.

This content originally appeared on the National Down Syndrome Society website.

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