A Genetic Disorder
Why does this happen?
Some people get 47 instead of 26.
They get an extra copy of the 21st chromosome.
Who it effects
It effects people born with the extra copy of the 21st chromosome
There are no specific treatments, but most can go to regular schools, and jobs when they get older.
The Risk Factors
- People with Down Syndrome often have heart problems
- They are more likely to get sick.
- They can get Alzheimer's disease earlier than other people.
- Will have more medical conditions.
- Three different types of Down Syndrome
- For everyone 691 babies one baby has Down Syndrome
- More than 400,000 people with it.