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what are the causes and symptoms of down syndrome

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Flat face, hypotonia, and intellectual disability. One third of patients develop congenital heart defect(s).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: There are high functioning down's and then there are children more severely affected.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Grosso
39 years experience Pediatrics
Long story!: The problem is duplication of genetic material (chromosome 21) in every cell of the body. There are facial features, heart problems, reduced muscle t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Amno needed: You need an amniocentesis. There really are no overt symptoms that tell you you are carrying a fetus who hasadowns syndrome.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Serotonin syndrome: Serotonin enables brain other nervous system cells to communicate with one another. Too little serotonin in the brain is thought to play a role in dep ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Many: Increased incidence of congenital heart disease, gastrointestinal problems such as atresia and hirschsprung's, nutrition with gasroesophageal reflux a ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Causes not: Really known. Usually starts with discomfort around the navel that localizes to the right lower quadrant and and becomes more severe.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
One of the following: High bilirubin is what causes jaundice. Increased red cell destruction(from hemolytic anemia) makes you feel week and tired. Liver disease like hepat ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Bald spots: There are complitely hairless.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The symptoms of Metabolic syndrome include:: Abdominal obesity, Abdominal pain, Acanthosis nigricans, Acne, Angina, Enlarged liver, Excess hair, High blood pressure, Increased BMI, Sleep distur ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple symptoms: Down syndrome can have multiple congenital heart disease which includes atrial septal defect, hypoplastic left ventricle, tetrology of fallot, transp ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Apostolos Kontzias
16 years experience Rheumatology
Paleness, pain, numb: Color changes usually triple color changes -white, blue, red- upon cold exposure or stress. You may experience pain and numbness in the affected fing ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Cyclic Vomiting: A number of possible causes have been identified. Some have specific food triggers, others have a strong migraine history in their family, others hav ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple tics and at least one vocal tic. These tics characteristically ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anand Patel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Extra chromosome 21: At it's core, having an extra copy of chromosome 21 leads to more of everything encoded by 21 -- genes, non-coding elements like micrornas, etc. This ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cancer affecting the: Lining of the chest cavity and lungs is called mesothelioma. It produces fluid, leading to shortness of breath and cough. Invading the chest, it can ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: Herpes often causes a cluster of multiple shallow ulcers sometimes with small blisters on a reddish base. Severity ranges from mild to very severe. C ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
The name says it all: It can be varied, but complaints of burning or sharp type pain in the tongue, mouth and oral cavity. Often exacerbated by physical trauma and acidic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
HELLP syndrome: Hellp syndrome is a severe form of pre-eclampsia where the liver enzymes are elevated and platlets are dangerously low. This is found on lab work. Blo ... Read More
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