Genetic disorders often have well-recognized characteristics. However, some conditions will have less noticeable features. Early recognition of dysmorphic features in infants promotes appropriate, targeted, genetic testing which can lead to a timely diagnosis. Early detection of genetic conditions allows for appropriate and effective management.
Describe how to assess for as well as recognize dysmorphic features.
Discuss when specialist consultations and testing may be warranted for the dysmorphic infant.
Explain when genetic testing is warranted based on dysmorphc features.