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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Inherited Disorders and Birth Defects
Lines on Palms
My daughter has 3 lines on one palm and 2 on another palm. She is normal in her milestones and growth. What does this indicate?
This is a normal variant. The creases on the palms of the hands can be variable. For example, having only 1 crease or line across the palm is seen in about 4% of the general population. While having 3 creases - 2 across the palm and 1 that goes down toward the wrist is often the most common pattern, there can be many different variations.
Anne Matthews, RN, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University