Causes and Effects of Down Syndrome (Discovery (Down syndrome has…
Causes and Effects of Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is related to distinct facial characteristics, a learning disability, and weak muscles.
Down syndrome is caused when in one or all of person's cells has an extra copy of chromosome 21.
The cost of raising a child without down syndrome is 12-13 times less than a child with down syndrome
Down syndrome has obviously been around for centuries.
It was given the name Down from the person who first wrote an article describing the disease
The only found link in the parents and the chance that a child will be born with autism is the age of the mother.
faced with lesser well-being than parents raising a child without down syndrome or other disabilities.
most common cause of a learning disability
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science from Gale Virtual Reference Library
Face appears flat
head is less then average in size
eyes have extra folds by inside corner and slant towards top of head
below average height
small hands with an odd shaped fifth finger
toes unevenly spaced
short term attention span
Translocation down syndrome only occurs in 4% of all cases of down syndrome. 1/3 of these cases are hereditary. These are the only hereditary cases
Two of the more serious possible effects of down syndrome are leukemia and hearing loss.