Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome effects more than 1.5 children per hour

Down syndrome

  • Jerome Lejeune discovered Down Syndrome in 1959
  • Down Syndrome is where an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21
  • Down Syndrome can result in Flattened facial features,Small head and other characteristics
  • 1 in every 691 babies are born with Down Syndrome

Down syndrome

  • Down syndrome isn't usually fatal or life threatening but in some cases it can be.
  • People with Down syndrome have defects as early as when they are born most people. with the syndrome do have it when they are born or at least have signs of it.
  • There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the USA.
  • 1.5 babies are diagnosed with down syndrome every hour
  • People with down syndrome have characteristics excessive flexibility, short height, Short hands,feet, or fingers, and upward slanting eyes