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Down Syndrome

Also called: Mongolism, Trisomy 21

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The low body temperature (I don't know the numbers, of course) is not dangerous, but a medical reason for the lethargy should be determined by...
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No....that is not a definitive sign. Although a single transverse crease does appear with Down Syndrome, it is not the only sign of this genetic...
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Yes, one can survive quite a while on IVs, but there would need to be special fluids that provide additional nutritional support (calories), not just...
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Down syndrome is one of the most common birth defects. Usually, children born with the condition have some degree of mental retardation, as well as...
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Normally, each cell in the human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, which contain the genetic material that determines all our inherited...
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Down syndrome is caused by abnormal cell division in early fetal development. Medical experts believe it most often starts in a woman's egg before or...
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Down syndrome cannot be prevented. But if you are pregnant and you know that your child will have Down syndrome, you can prepare for his or her...
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There are more than 50 characteristic features of Down syndrome. Each child's symptoms vary in number and severity. But many of these...
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Down syndrome is a set of physical and mental traits caused by a gene problem that happens before birth. Children with Down syndrome tend to have...
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Risk factors associated with Down syndrome vary according to its classification. Factors that increase the risk that a baby will have trisomy 21 type...
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Call a doctor immediately if:Your baby or very young child with Down syndrome shows signs of: Intestinal blockage, such as severe belly pain...
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Down syndrome causes slowed growth, abnormal facial features, and mental retardation. Down syndrome is caused by an extra copy of all or part of...
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