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Defining Facial Differences

Defining Differences

More than two million people in Canada are living with a facial difference. A person with a facial difference refers to anyone whose appearance, from the neck or above, has been affected by a congenital (from birth), acquired (after birth), or episodic (comes and goes) condition or syndrome.

Below we have provided a list of facial differences. Please note, this list is not exhaustive, is not formal medical advice and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment purposes. The list is searchable by categories; some conditions may appear in more than one category.

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