Down Syndrome

What a difference an extra chromosome can make. Here we explore the misconceptions -- as well as the ups and downs -- of Down Syndrome, a congenital genetic disorder that is caused by the presence of an extra 21st chromosome. The affected person is mildly to moderately handicapped, short in stature, and has a flattened facial profile.

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Parenting and Children
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Special Needs Children

Should you hit kids with Down syndrome?

!!Youare not a professional S
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Epilepsy

How a person treat himself for Cheyletiellosis?

Use any pet flea treatment, adjusting dosage for your weight, for 2 months.

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Conditions and Diseases

What is another name for Parsonage Turner Syndrome?

PTS, also known as brachial plexus neuritis or neuralgic amyotrophy

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Can people with Down syndrome cry?

Yes, they can.

yes i can cry becuz i hav dwn syndrme and peopl dont lik me becuz i hav dis syndrm i git really sad and cry alne

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Genetic Engineering

Are children of Down Syndrome parents normal?

That would mean that the mother is the one with Down syndrome, since men with Down syndrome are sterile. There is a 50% chance that the child will have Down syndrome and 50% chance that child will be born without.

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Monkeys
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Can a monkey have Down syndrome?

yes

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Would a 14-year-old Noonan-syndrome girl show a high reading on a tova test for ADHD?

Sarah Noonan is a singer. she has wrote songs in Melbourne recording studio. dah.....

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with Down syndrome?

The life expectancy of someone who has Down syndrome is generally lower than the average person and is heavily dependent upon a number of factors, but they can be expected to live for about 55-60 years.

A large number of people with Down syndrome exhibit heart defects, some treatable to varying degrees. Down syndrome sufferers are usually more vulnerable to infection, and prone to gut, thyroid, sight, and hearing problems. They may also be more likely to suffer from any number of other conditions, including epilepsy, cataracts, and a higher-than-average likelihood of developing leukemia.

All these things are a factor in the life expectancy of sufferers of Down syndrome, but advances in treatments and care have yielded gradually higher life expectancy (hence 55-60 years). Unfortunately, by this time many will develop degenerative dementia.

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Is down syndrome an acquired disease?

No, it's a genetic disorder.

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If you have Down syndrome can you become a mother or a father?

== == * I did some research and learned that men with Down syndrome are usually sterile. Most women can get pregnant and have children. Since there is a high risk of Down syndrome in the baby (35%-50%), many times the pregnancy would end in a miscarriage. But many Down syndrome people have had children.

* Technically yes, but it's unlikely. Fertility is greatly reduced in both males and females with Down syndrome, although there have been a few cases of males fathering children and females bearing them.

* Actually, there has only been 1 case of a male fathering a child. A women with Down syndrome can have children, but there is a 50% chance that the baby will be born with Down syndrome.

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Conditions and Diseases

Whys is GSB a syndrome and not a disease?

GBS is termed a syndrome rather than a disease because there is no conclusive evidence to support the possibility that a specific disease-causing agent such as a bacteria or a virus is the direct cause of the malady.

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Does down syndrome affect any organs?

It Could Do.

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What are the possible causes of Down's syndrome?

When a baby is conceived, it receives genetic information from its parents in the form of 46 chromosomes: 23 from the mother and 23 from the father. In most cases with Down syndrome, the child receives an extra copy of Chromosome 21 - for a total of 47 chromosomes instead of 46.

It's this extra genetic material that causes the physical features and developmental delays associated with Down Syndrome. This form of Down syndrome is called Trisomy 21.

Down syndrome is caused by nondisjunction of this chromosome in a parent who is chromosomally normal.

It is one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities in live-born children. The extra chromosome causes problems with the way the body and brain develop.
Down syndrome or trisomy 21 is caused by nondisjunction of chromosome 21 in a parent who is chromosomally normal and is one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities in liveborn children.

Down's syndrome is caused when there is an extra chromatin present in chromosome 21 when an child is born.

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How many people have turned down Oscars?

George C. Scott refused in 1970, saying he was not in competition with the other nominees. Marlon Brando refused an Oscar, making a political statement about Native Americans, in 1972. And, in 1936, Dudley Nichols refused the Best Screenplay Academy Award due to a union conflict.

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Can you catch Down syndrome?

no, it is caused by a triplication of the 21st chromosome. its not contagious in any way.

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Is there any cure for Down syndrome?

== == No, there is no cure -- as of yet.

Down syndrome is caused by having three of Chromosome 21 instead of the healthy two. There is no way to remove an extra chromosome, especially not from every cell in the whole body! The older the mother is, the more likely this is to occur. If the mother is 40 or older when she conceives, her chances of having a baby with Down skyrocket. Actually most cases of Down Syndrome occur in women under the age of 35.

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If an older sibling has Down syndrome will a newborn baby also be born with Down syndrome?

No, this is not necessarily the case.

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What is Gigi's playhouse?

A Down syndrome awareness center.

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Is 'Trisomy 21' a disease?

== == Trisomy 21 is more of a chromosome abnormality/birth defect than a disease. It is also called Down syndrome. You cannot "catch" it; it is not infectious. According to statistics, women over 35 have a higher chance of bearing a baby with Trisomy 21 than do younger women. The theory is that, as we age, our chromosomes become "sticky" during the process of division. The amount of the chromosome that breaks off determines how functional or affected the offspring will be.

Although I have a bachelor's degree in genetics, you may want to get a more in-depth answer from a doctor or a genetic counselor.

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Can you have down syndrome twins?

that's a 1 in a million thing but in this world anything is possible

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Actors & Actresses

Does Eva Longoria have a sister who has Down syndrome?

No, she does not. She has a sister with an intellectual disability, but not Down syndrome. Here is a transcript from an interview with Piers Morgan:

MORGAN: You set up Eva's Heroes which was -- in a tribute to your sister really, is this -- certainly courageous young lady. Tell me about her.

LONGORIA: Yes. She's the oldest of four girls in my family, Lisa. And she's mentally disabled. She was premature child and her brain didn't finish developing. And so --

MORGAN: She's a Down syndrome child.

LONGORIA: She's not Down syndrome.

MORGAN: Right.

LONGORIA: But it does fall in the same category. Eva's Heroes handles 90 percent of Down syndrome kids.

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Syndrome in which there is an extra copy of chromosome 21?

Down's syndrom has trisomy 21.

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Gastrointestinal Tract

What is Wilkes Syndrome?

Wilkes syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly where your superior mesenteric artery lies on top of your small intestine instead of behind it. If you are a normal weight, you may not notice any problems except for occasion pain and constipation. If you lose a lot of weight and you have this syndrome, the mesenteric artery can flatten your small intestine making it impossible for food, water or even your own bile to get through. If this happens, it can be corrected by having an anastomosis. The intestine is cut and put back together in front of the mesteric artery. This completely corrects the problem. Diagnosis of this problem can be made with push upper endoscopy and nMRI imaging.

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Moses

What is Moses Syndrome?

I found this: "Moses syndrome (1) A delusion characterized by uncritical belief in the promises of others to lead one to the Promised Land, e.g., to beauty, youth, wealth, power, peace of mind, or happiness. (2) A delusion characterized by the belief that one has been chosen by God, destiny, or history to lead others to the Promised Land, e.g., some goal such as "putting the sciences on a firm foundation" (Descartes) or belief in such things as "the eternal law of nature that gives Germany as the stronger power the right before history to subjugate these peoples of inferior race, to dominate them and to coerce them into performing useful labors" (Hitler)." Here: http://skepdic.com/mosessyndrome.html

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Heart

What is Marsden Syndrome?

synonyms-Dystonia, familial, with visual failure and striatal lucencies, Leber optic atrophy and dystonia, LDYT Dystonia-a neurological movement disorder in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The disorder may be inherited or caused by other factors such as birth-related or other physical trauma, infection or reaction to drugs.

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