What is down syndrome?
Down syndrome is also known as trisomy 21. A condition where individuals have 47 chromosomes in each cell instead of 46.
Why does it occur?
Trisomy 21 is caused by an error in cell division called nondisjunction. This leaves the sperm or egg cell with an extra copy of chromosome 21 before or at conception/Genetically
Is down syndrome inherited?
In most cases down syndrome is not inherited. 3 to 4 percent of children with down syndrome translocation and only some of them inherited it from their parents.
Can down syndrome be detected?
While detecting down syndrome, it is almost always 100% correct. The tests could possibly cause a miscarriage
Can down syndrome be prevented?
Down syndrome is a genetic abnormality that happens spontaneously.
What are the effects of this?
People with down syndrome have broad and flat faces. Flattening noses, bridges, and slanting eyes
Delayed development, learning disability, short stature, or speech delay in child
People with down syndrome are at a higher chance of having medical conditions.
Most delays depend on the person and their personal experiences.
Each year about 6,000 babies are born with down syndrome, which is about 1 in every 700 babies born
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