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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Karyoytype.: Dna analysis or karyotype is diagnostic of Down syndrome both prenatally and postnatally.
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
2 usual tests: the most accurate test is amniocentesis, which takes a sample of amniotic fluid and loods at the chromosomes in the fetal cells. A new test evaluates ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Dividing Chromasomes: We all have 22 pairs of regular chromosomes (chms) plus an xx or xy of the sex chms. The pairs split during egg or sperm formation so each has 22 chms ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Chromosomal abnormal: Down syndrome is caused be a chromosomal abnormality tha occurs at the time of fertilization. It is usually associated with the fertilization of an eg ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: You are born with down syndrome, which is a defect in the chromosome material.You cannot catch it.
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Down syndrome : Down syndrome is not an infection, it is a genetic chromosome problem. Someone with Down's syndrome has an extra copy of chromosome 21 in the cells of ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Old world term: Before the chromosome defect was found in '60's, the the facial structure of Down syndrome kids/adults, reminded folks of the features of mongolian ra ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Before/after birth ?: There are a variety of screening or confirmatory tests that can be done during pregnancy. After birth, many physical features are suggestive of the di ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Down Syndrome: Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is an autosomal genetic disorder. Down syndrome occurs when a person has a full or partial copy of chromoso ... Read More
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Dr. Jean Wagner
23 years experience Pediatrics
Extra chromosome: Down Syndrome is caused by having an extra copy of Chromosome 21, so instead of 2 copies, you have 3. This is not an autosomal disorder and is not sex ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: There are high functioning down's and then there are children more severely affected.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If Mom is 36 at term: risk of having a fetus with DS at 16 weeks' gestation is 1:200; risk of having a full-term baby with DS is 1:275. If mom is 37 at term, risk at 16 wee ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Down syndrome is present in any racial, ethnic, social, economic or other group in any country in the world. It can occur to women giving birth at an ... Read More
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