Down Syndrome

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Subject:
Health
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Down Syndrome

Children may also have delayed mental and social development. Common problems may include:Impulsive behaviorPoor judgmentShort attention spanSlow learning

Physical development is slower than usual in these children. Most dont reach their average adult height and have delayed social and mental development.

Down Syndrome

When a child gets Down Syndrome (DS) they gain an extra 21 chromosome which is a total of 47 instead of 46, and becuase of this they have problems with how their brain and their body develops.

Down Syndrome is also known as Trisomy 21

Circled in red are the three 21 chromosomes that cause Down syndrome

Website where I got my Information

Reliable Sites:1.) http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/genetic/down_syndrome.html2.) http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/down-syndrome

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Some symptoms of DS:Decreased Muscle ToneWide short hands with short fingersFlattened NoseSmall Mouth and earsUpward slanting eyes

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