Down Syndrome

Inherited when theres an extra chromosome in pair #21

Who founded this Disorder and how's it caused?

The disorder was named after John Langdon Haydon Down. The cause for Down Syndrome is when a new born has 47 chromosomes and the extra lies on pair #21.

Offered treatment and research being done to help people with this disorder?

  • American College of obstericians and Gynecologists are recommending tests like diagnostic/scrreenings for pregnant weman regardless the age.
  • Medications are only for symptomatic treatments of pain. Prolonged use of analgesics without diagnostic evaluation should not be encouraged.
  • Scientist believe theyve figured a solution but the only downer is itll take years before a human can be tested for the therapy.They think by adding a "fix-it" gene, itll remove the abnormal gene.