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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Down Syndrome Katie FelbergPeriod2 As Babies Appearance Facial Appearance Flat appearing face, small head, flat nose,small nose, upward slant nose, bright specklesin eyes, round cheeks, extra skin folds in eye Overly quiet as babies, not much response to stimulation Small wide hands, deep crease against across palm, inward curved little finger, wide space between 2 toes, unusual creases on feet,overly flexible joints, short stature Possible Defects Heart Defects 30% to 50% Gastrointestinal Tract Malformations 5% to 7% Kidney Disorder Thyroid Disease Hearing Loss Corrective Lenses Causes Error in cell division, causing 3rd 21 chromosome other sperm or egg havechromosome duringdivision translocation goes wrong Current Studies 20 ongoing studiesSome examples:evaluation of new prenatal blood testevaluation of efficiency on language & tolerability of continuous positive pressureassess whether memantine is effective & safe in preventing age related cognitivein people with Down Syndrome over age of 40 United States Worldwide -each year, 3,357 babies born with DS-13 in every 10,000 babies have DS-affects equal amountof male and femaleoffspring-affects equally all racesand sub populations -1 in every 1,000 babies areborn with DS worldwide-yearly, 3,000 to 5,000 babies are born with DS More Info: double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Anarres. "Openclipart." Clipart. Open Clipart, 01 Sept. 2013. Web. 03 Mar. 2015. Johnson, Paul A., and Monique Laberge. "Down Syndrome." The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Laurie J. Fundukian. 4th ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2011. 1402-1406. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 Feb. 2015. "Down Syndrome." The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology. Ed. Bonnie Strickland. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 193-194. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 Feb. 2015. "Genes and Human Disease." WHO. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2015. <>.
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