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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Down Syndrome By Reid Malkin Name of Disorder- In the human body everyone has a nucleus in the genes and they have rod like chromosomes.Each cell has 23 pairsof chromosomes and half from each parent. Down Syndrome is when a baby born has a full or partial copy of 21 chromosomes. It is also, known as Trisomy 21.Doctor John Langdon found it. There are no other forms. Cause- Down Syndrome is not dominant or recessive. It is caused by non disjunction. It is not a sex linked gene or a non disjunction. Most cases are not inherited. Facts about Down Syndrome - Down Syndrome is the most common genetic condition to have in one in every 800 babies- 1,000 births have Down Syndrome. That is about 500 births per year in the U.S. There was no difference in genders.Hispanics are most likely to have Down Syndrome and Native Americansare least likely. Symptoms - There are a lot of symptoms of the disease. Some include: small neck, head, arms and weaker muscles. There is also no exact diagnosed medicine. The treatments are based on a patient's physical conditions. The symptoms do not change much, but thereis a big chance they get Alzheimer's disease. Testing and Screening - They do have some tests,like blood tests and visual tests. Also, there are some ultrasounds that they do. They conduct tests before birth and throughout the life of the person. Treatment- There is no specific medicine that helps them but they go through therapy. While they are home they don't stay at a hospital they stay at home. Back in the old days people with down syndrome wouldn't live to 10 years old but today they live to 60 years old. Down Syndrome occurs right when you are born. Interesting facts - There are more than 400,000 people living with Down Syndrome today in the U.S. People with Down Syndrome can go to school, and work as thought they are living a regular life like everyone else does. Work Cited -"Down syndrome." thecrematorium.wordpress. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2015."Down Syndrome." smartspeechtherapy. Smart Speech Therapy, 2015. Web. 2 Mar. 2015. "Down syndrome." nicdh. USA government, 7 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 Mar. 2015. "Down syndrome." NDSS. Agency Q, 2012. Web. 2 Mar. 2015."Down Syndrome." Global down Syndrome. Global down Syndrome foundation, 2015. Web. 2 Mar. 2015. "Down Syndrome." CDC. N.p., 20 Oct. 2014. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
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