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.


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