FLK- Funny Looking Kid

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    Oct 29, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    I came across this abbreviation in a patient file. One of the research scientists I work with specialized in trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) for ten years until it just got really depressing.

    He said that he writes this all the time if there is just some sort of facial abnormality that he can't pinpoint on which warrants possibly mosaic trisomy 21.

    People go all their lives without ever even knowing they have mosaic trisomy 21.

    Interesting...
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    Oct 29, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    Was this abbreviation used by other researchers too or was unique to him?
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    Oct 29, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    Apparently everyone in my clinic uses it.

    They said you'll see it quite often out there too.
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    Oct 29, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    I imagine there are a lot of standard abbreviations or practises in various professions that would be considered politically incorrect now and they might find it embarassing to admit to them widely.

    I was once told one reason we are not supposed to smile for our drivers license photograph is "dead bodies aren't smiling" and it makes identification easier.
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