Down Syndrome

By Lesly Batista-Rios

What is Down Syndrome ?

Down Syndrome is a condition that mentally and physically delays a child's development. People with down Syndrome could have medical problems like heart defects. Their face is flat and have upward slanted eyes.

Trisomy 21 is the cause of Down Syndrome. Trisomy 21 is an extra copy of chromosome 21 in a random error in cell division

How is Down Syndrome treated and what are its symptoms ?

Down Syndrome is treated with regular checkups, screening, medications, surgeries, counseling, and support. People with Down Syndrome are shorter and grow slowly. They also have short arms and legs. They may have excess fat and skin on their necks. They have a flat face, small ears, and their teeth come in late so they most likely won't be in the same order as other people.