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Down Syndrome

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Donie Keeley

on 15 April 2015

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Transcript of Down Syndrome

Risk Factors
Signs & Symptoms
Genetic Inheritance
Down Syndrome
Trisomy 21
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)
Not inherited
15-30% of women with trisomy 21 are fertile and have a 50% risk of having a child with down syndrome
Special Education Programs
% increased risk of having another child with Down syndrome.
Short Stature
-Learning Disability
-Speech Delay
-Short Stature
-Stunted Growth
Facial Features
-Displacement of tongue, slanted eyes
-Short neck
-Small head
-Flattened nose
-Small chin
-Intellectual disability
-Mental impairment
-Vision disorders
-Flaccid muscles
-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
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