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Common Symptoms & Traits

Below is a partial list of symptoms and traits which are commonly found in children and adults with FG Syndrome or related conditions. Every child is unique. No child exhibits all of the characteristics, but a combination of traits may lead to an FG Syndrome diagnosis. Please consult with a physician regarding diagnosis and further characteristics associated with FG Syndrome.

Physical Characteristics
Short Stature
Large head related to body size
Hypertelorism (high broad forehead)
Telecanthus (wide space between eyes)
Down slanting palpebral fissures (corners of eyes)
Low-set simple ears
Cowlicks or hair whorls
Broad thumbs
Large big toes
Pilonidal or sacral dimple, pit or cyst
Hypotonic (protruding) stomach
Sway back,”winged” shoulder blades
Flat feet

Physical and Health Anomalies
Chronic constipation
Upper Respiratory illnesses
Chronic ear infections
Eating difficulties
Tracheo-Laryngomalacia
Stridor
Hypospadias, chordee, other urinary issues
Imperforate anus, anal atresia, anal stenosis
Cardiac Defects
Undescended testicles
Umbilical or inguinal hernia
Scoliosis and/or kyphosis
Cleft, partial cleft &/or high narrow palate
Malocclusions of teeth
Drooling, mouth breathing
Defects of the eye/vision issues
High Choking Risk
Hearing Impairment

Neurological/ CNS Anomalies
Hypotonia (floppy muscle tone)
Agenesis/partial agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
Delayed expressive language, better receptive language
Developmental Delay
Intellectual Disability (mental retardation)
Learning Disabilities
Gifted and Talented IQ
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Chiari 1 Malformation
Spinal Syrinx
Seizure Disorder
Joint Contractures
Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder

Behavior Characteristics
Outgoing, witty
Eager to please
Demanding of attention
Anxiety over schedules, new tasks, future plans
Enjoys mechanical objects (TV remote, dryer, etc.)
Easily becomes “unglued”
Temper tantrums
Impulsive

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