Abnormal oral vascular network pattern geometry: A new clinical sign of Down syndrome
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Down syndrome is a leading genetic cause of mental retardation. Here, we show high fractal dimensions and Lempel-Ziv complexity and lower minimum path fractal dimension (P <= .0006) for the oral vascular networks of patients (n = 14) and their unaffected parents. This newly recognized sign may provide a useful phenotypical marker for identifying couples potentially at risk for offspring with Down syndrome.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Journal of Pediatrics|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|