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Transcript of Down Syndrome
Signs & Symptoms
A genetic disorder caused by abnormal cell division which results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21.
Occurs at random events during the formation of reproductive cells
Happens due to nondisjunction (error in cell division)
15-30% of women with trisomy 21 are fertile and have a 50% risk of having a child with down syndrome
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% increased risk of having another child with Down syndrome.
-Displacement of tongue, slanted eyes
-Lower muscle tone
-Sometimes associated with Leukemia and Alzheimers
-Increased risk of health problems
1 in every 691 babies in the US are born with Down syndrome.
Makes Down syndrome the most common genetic condition.
Average IQ is 50, equal to 8 year old child
Average Female Height: 4 ft 8 in
Average man height: 5 ft 1 in