Down Syndrome

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Down Syndrome

. Down syndrome is one of the most common genetic birth defects, affecting approximately one in 800 to 1,000 babies. In this country, there are more than 350,000 individuals with Down syndrome, according to the National Down Syndrome Society. Life expectancy among adults with Down syndrome is about 55 years, though average lifespan varies.

Trisomy 21chromosome pair 21 has an extra

Most cases of Down syndrome are not inherited. When the condition is caused by trisomy 21, the chromosomal abnormality occurs as a random event during the formation of reproductive cells in a parent. The abnormality usually occurs in egg cells, but it occasionally occurs in sperm cells.

Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. It happens when some or all of a person’s cells have ankaryotype example extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21. Therefore, people with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. This extra genetic material changes how a fetus develops and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome

Most occuring chromosomal condition.

Down syndrome affects kids' ability to learn in different ways, but most have mild to moderate intellectual impairment. Kids with DS can and do learn, and are capable of developing skills throughout their lives. They simply reach goals at a different pace — which is why it's important not to compare a child with DS against typically developing siblings or even other children with the condition.

Down syndrome can effect many people but it doesn't stop them.

Though down syndrome effects your physical features it doesn't mean you can't make friends

There is no known cure or treatment for down syndrome.


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