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what are the symptoms of down syndrome?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Flat face, hypotonia, and intellectual disability. One third of patients develop congenital heart defect(s).
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Physical signs are : The distinctive facial appearance, colored speckles in the irises, small ears, widely-spaced 1st toes, & horizontal creases across the palms. Medical problems affect almost every organ system: brain, heart, eyes, ears, joints/spine, blood, skin, endocrine. Intellectual disability, with weak language skills, behavior & sleep issues. See acds.Org, ds-health.Com, ndss.Org & ndsccenter.Org for more.

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Are there limited symptoms of down syndrome?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Yes: There are high functioning down's and then there are children more severely affected.
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What are symptoms of major diseases in down syndrome?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Variable: The most significant symptoms happen if the child with down's has cardiac defects. Some of these defects may require surgery. Immunity issues may exist that predipose to infection and/or leukemia ( a blood cancer).
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What are the signs and symptoms of down syndrome?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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 muscle tone, protruding tongue, flat face, short neck, lax joints, larger space between big toe & second toe, short fingers, short stature & bowed legs, obesity as they grow older.
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What are the symptoms and treatments of down syndrome?

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Dr. Michael Grosso
Pediatrics 40 years experience
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 tone, and spinal, gi, ent, thyroid and blood-related issues as well. The biggest issue is mental deficiency. Ongoing surveillance and intervention by your pediatrician are important. So is developmental and school-based help.
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What are the most common signs and symptoms of down syndrome?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
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 characteristics. The average iq of young adults with Down syndrome is around 50, whereas young adults without the condition typically have an iq of 100.

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