By: Ryan Meents
Who Discovered Down Syndrome and who has done research on the Disease? What is the current status of the research for the Disease?
What are the signs and symptoms of Down Syndrome?
- decreased on poor muscle tone
- small head, ears, and mouth
- wide, short hands with short fingers
The most common symptoms of Down Syndrome include:
- Short attention span
- Poor Judgement
- Slow learning
People with Down Syndrome have an extra 21st chromosome which is a total of 47 instead of the regular 46.
These are the Symptoms of people who have Down Syndrome
Baby with Down Syndrome
How often does Down Syndrome occur in the population? (how common is it?)
Is Down Syndrome more frequent among a certain gender, or ethnicity?
What types of treatments are given for someone who has Down Syndrome?
- Regular Check- ups and Screening
- Counseling and Support
What is the typical prognosis of someone who has Down Syndrome?
People with Down Syndrome are living longer. They are receiving greater attention. They develop skills that are required to be able to hold jobs with the help of adults and other family members and live semi independently.
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