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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome(c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry).Eggs are supposed to have a single 21c & combine ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
DNA defects: Chromosome 21 seems to be the cause. Two most common types are trisomy 21 where ther is an entire extra chromosome in each cell. The other is transl ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Down Syndrome: Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an extra copy of a specific chromosome. Not sure what you mean by inherited.
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A female asked:
Dr. Annita Jones
25 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Medical/education: Children with Downs Syndrome have special medical and educational needs that should be determined in each individual. Doctors and Psychologists or ed ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome(c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry).Eggs are supposed to have a single 21c & combine ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Supportive care: Down syndrome has a well recognized pattern of obvious features and several common vulnerabilities. An evaluation for treatable heart defects and othe ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Mistake in chromosom: During the formation of normal eggs or sperm the chromosome(c) pairs are supposed to split leaving one of each in the egg/sperm.At conception the join ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Rarely: Downs syndrome is usually related to a trisomy defect that develops during the initial cleavage of the cells during primary fetal development. A form ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: A woman with Down syndrome (trisomy 21) may be able to get pregnant, but men with Down syndrome are almost always sterile, due to problems with sperm ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Karyoytype.: Dna analysis or karyotype is diagnostic of Down syndrome both prenatally and postnatally.

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