2. Facial Features are Characteristic
The facial features are one of the things that make Williams Syndrome characteristic, and diagnostic use of the facial features are often one of the ways in which doctors will diagnose the syndrome – or order the genetic testing which warrants a further look at the possibility of Williams Syndrome where some of the features might be present.
The features associated with Williams Syndrome are most often described to be “elf-like” and include very characteristic facial features such as a short nose and full cheeks – these symptoms are one of the first things that a doctor will look for when diagnosing Williams Syndrome, and it’s one of the features that are present since birth and remain very characteristic of the condition.
In addition to the characteristic facial features that are associated with Williams Syndrome, people might also manifest with many other physical issues that need to be monitored along with the general progression of their health.