Down Syndrome Kelsey christensen

Definition-A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.

Causes- an error in cell division during the development of an egg, sperm, or embryo.

Statistics- 1 in every 700 babies are born with Down syndrome as of 2014. That's 6,000 babies born with Down syndrome every year.

Characteristics- Club foot, big head, lazy eyes, flat face, short nose, back of the head is flat, and the big toe and index toe have a big separation.

Detected- Screening tests, such as an ultrasound or a blood test during your first or second trimester. These show if your baby is at risk for Down syndrome. It's detected during birth.

Treatment- Therapy, physical exercise, and special education.

Is there a cure?- Down syndrome is a genetic anomaly you cannot cure who you are.

Long term effects- sleep apnea, hearing problems, and hip problems.

Sources- nichd.nih.gov, medlineplus.gov, dsaatl.org.

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.