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July 1979

Familial Asymmetric Crying FaciesIts Occurrence Secondary to Hypoplasia of the Anguli Oris Depressor Muscles

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, and the Division of Medical Genetics, Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle.

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(7):743-746. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130070079017

• Asymmetric crying facies is a common neonatal problem with multiple causes. Asymmetric crying facies occurred in a newborn, secondary to familial hypoplasia of the anguli oris depressor muscle. The differential diagnosis of asymmetric crying facies should include this genetic cause.

(Am J Dis Child 133:743-746, 1979)