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signs and symptoms of down syndrome in babies

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Down's syndrome: Delayed maturation of brain & body, result in small chin, oblique eye fissures with skin folds on inner corners of the eyes, flat nasal bridge, poor m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Facial character: It is typically associated with a delay in cognitive ability (mental retardation, or mr) and physical growth, and a particular set of facial character ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
See NIH website: See: www.Nchi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001992/ for a full review. Down syndrome results when a kid is born with too much chromosome material in ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin thomas Abraham
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Risk Stratification: The risk assessment antenatally for genetic abnormalities is a specialised endeavour ideally performed by a specialist Obstetrician or Materno-foetal ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Complex issue: Children with downs syndrome can be seriously ill at birth. They may have heart disease, bowel obstruction, serious lung disease, blood sugar problem ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Help for Downs: There are services such as early intervention to assist children under 3 years of age. Special services are school responsibility after that. There ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Only 50-60 percent of children with Down syndrome actually have simian creases.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
35 years experience Pediatrics
Need more info: Babies with Down syndrome typically have short necks with extra tissue. Having this noted on ultrasound does not necessarily mean the baby has down sy ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Age related: Down's tends to be more related to age, that is, older mothers conceiving. If you are nervous, consider genetic counselling

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