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Down's Syndrome

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Down's Syndrome

  1. 1. About Down’s Syndrome  Also known as trisomy 21  A genetic condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46  Causes mental retardation and other problems  Ranges in severity, so developmental problems may range from mild to serious. serious.
  2. 2. Causes  No exact cause of ADHD  Most children with ADHD also have at least one other developmental or behavioral problem.  Depression, lack of sleep, learning disabilities, tic disorders, and behavior problems may be confused with, or appear with, ADHD  Imaging studies suggest that the brains of children with ADHD are different from those of other children.
  3. 3. Physical Signs  Flattened nose  Small ears  Small mouth  Upward slanting eyes  Wide, short hands with short fingers  Separated joints between the bones of skull  Decreased muscle tone at birth  Protruding tongue  Small head
  4. 4. Risk Factors  A woman’s chance of giving birth to a child with Down syndrome increases with age.  Women who already have a child with Down’s syndrome typically have a 1 % chance of having another child with Down syndrome.  Parents who are carriers of the translocation for Down syndrome can pass the genetic translocation onto their children.
  5. 5. Complications  Heart defects  Hearing problems  Alzheimer's disease  Leukemia  Thyroid conditions  Poor Vision  More susceptible to infectious disease
  6. 6. Treatment  No Cure  No way to prevent or change the risks of having a child affected with Down syndrome  At a early age, when they are babies or toddlers you can take them to a special school so they can get use to what it will be like when they grow up
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