May 15, 2011
The BabyCenter.com has conducted a simian crease poll among parents of children who have Down syndrome.
The result confirms the significance of the simian line in Down syndrome, because 41 of the 95 participants (=43%) reported that their child has Down’s syndrome.
But the diagnostic signficance of a simian crease (simian line) is unspecific. Despite the fact that the simian crease is well-known for it’s significance in children & adults who have Down syndrome – there are quite a few other syndromes which show even higher percentages regarding the occurence of the simian crease, such as: the cat-cry syndrome, Edwards syndrome, Patau syndrome, and Cornelia de Lange syndrome.
The most common synonyms for the simian crease are: simian line, single transverse crease, single palmar crease
Read more about the role of the simian crease in Multi-Perspective Palm Reading: