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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience 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
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Extra chromosome: Down syndrom is caused by an extra number 21 chromosome.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience 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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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No : Down syndrome is an abnormality of chromosome numbers, not a trait or mutation in the gene code. During conception only one of chromosome of each pair ... Read More
Dr. Patricia Harkins
31 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Not usually: The only way to inherit Down syndrome is if one parent has Down syndrome and passes 2 copies of chromosome 21. Few people with ds reproduce, so that ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Annita Jones
26 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience 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 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience 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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Karyoytype.: Dna analysis or karyotype is diagnostic of Down syndrome both prenatally and postnatally.

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