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Signs & Symptoms of Down Syndrome by Med Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Down Syndrome: Abnormally shaped ears Autonomic disturbances Congenital hypothyroidism Decreased muscle tone Deep transverse crease of palm Developmental delay Enlarged thyroid Enlarged tongue Flattened face Flattened nasal bridge Frequent colds Heart d ... Read on »
Down syndrome 101 -- Day 7 by Brigitte Posted Fri 16 Oct 2009 10:03pm I know that most people that read this blog, know exactly what Down syndrome means genetically.  However, I have had people ask me, what exactly it means, so here is the LONG and the SHORT of it!    Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. Symptoms Down syndrome symptoms vary f ... Read on »
What is Down Syndrome? by Vbestic Facebook Posted Thu 14 Mar 2013 1:34pm Due to an error in the human cell division, an extra chromosome is introduced in human body (the 21st one) and this result in Down syndrome. It is a chromosomal disorder and it causes different physical an mental symptoms in human beings. Generally, a fertilized egg contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. However, in case of Down syndrome, an extr ... Read on »
The Exceptional Aspects Of Down Syndrome by quiact Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 3:00pm Down syndrome is one of about twelve identified chromosomal disorders- some of which are caused by additional chromosome, in whole or in part.   With Down syndrome, that extra chromosome is added to the 21st chromosome during fetal development.   Down syndrome is also known as Trisomy 21.    Chromosomes are strands that contain DNA and protein whic ... Read on »
Do you want to participate in Clinical Research Trials for Down Syndrome? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Apr 2013 5:51pm You can help advance the treatment of symptoms of Down syndrome. Click here and see what is being offered near you. I found a study at University of Rhode Island only 45 minutes away. Read on »
Day 24 - About Down syndrome by Stephanie B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 6:30pm px;border:none;"> Down syndrome, named after Dr. J. Langdon Down after reporting the first case in 1866, is a chromosomal condition, related to chromosome 21, that occurs in one in every 800 to 1,000 live births. National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, celebrated in October, aims to educate and make aware to the community the risks ... Read on »
October 2 – 31 for 21 by Brigitte Posted Sat 02 Oct 2010 4:45am This article was published by the Mayo Clinic.  While I don’t agree with all the wording, the content is extremely informative if you know little about Down syndrome!   Please read this and learn about my two children… Educate yourself!!!! Down syndrome — Comprehensive overview covers causes, risk factors and diagnosis of this gene ... Read on »
Get It Down, 31 for 21 (Day 2) by Stephanie B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 10:01pm  ** Just a disclaimer, my personal thoughts are in italics  Down syndrome: Excerpt from Professional Guide to Diseases (Eighth Edition) The first disorder attributed to a chromosome aberration, Down syndrome (trisomy 21) characteristically produces mental retardation, dysmorphic facial features, and other distinctive physical abn ... Read on »
Archbishop Chaput addresses Catholic doctors on special needs children by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Oct 2009 10:00pm Archbishop Chaput addressing Catholic Physicians in Phoenix addressed the lives of special needs children and how Catholic Doctors should be champions of the Culture of Life. He says that those who do not respect human life will be held accountable in the life to come.It seems that he fears a great moral challenge is ahead. . . October 16, 200 ... Read on »
Gene-Mapping....Interesting by Qadoshyah Posted Sun 31 Jul 2011 10:00am I came across the article below on the news. It was very interesting to me, because the parents ended up using targeted therapy to treat their children. While Gene-mapping is very expensive and I don't think it is necessary for people with DS (at least right now), it still made me think. We already know what causes the symptoms of Down synd ... Read on »