Predicting the Presence of Congenital Conditions from Facial Features
Christopher Marais , Pieter van der Walt
Abstract: Various congenital conditions, such as Down and Noonan syndrome, have distinctive facial features associated with them. Doctors can use these facial features to guide their diagnosis. Yet, due to the rarity of many of these conditions doctors don't have the expertise to recognize the facial features associated with them. This is especially true in the African population, since very little research is done on this topic locally. The aim of this study is to develop a facial screening tool to recognize these conditions in Caucasian and African faces.