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Down Syndrome

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on 3 April 2016

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Transcript of Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome
Kevin Zambito
other names for this disorder are...
Trisomy 21
cause of disorder
an extra chromosome pair (#21) is passed from parent to child
Symptoms of Down Syndrome
- low muscle tone
- small stature
- slanted eyes
Prenatal tests
- estimates the chances of down syndrome throug blood test
- Amniocentesis is nearly 100% accurate in diagnosing Down Syndrome
can be inherited from either or mother
cause is unknown
Who can have Down Syndrome ?
all races, gender, and economic levels
It is the most common genetic condition
1 in 691 babies are born with Down syndrome
Medical Needs

developmental and cognitive delays needing therapy

surgery to correct heart conditions
Living with Down Syndrome
Even with cognitive delays people with Down Syndrome can hold jobs
Due to medical advances, people with Down Syndrome are living longer lives. Life expectancy is 60 years old.
There is no cure, but with education, good homes, healthcare, and family support people with Down Syndrome can live great lives!
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