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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which there is an extra chromosome present. Symptoms may range from mild to severe. Children with Down syndrome share a common physical appearance including a flattened nose, small ears, a small mouth, upward slanting eyes, and a single crease in the ...Read more


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Why does the risk of having a Down syndrome baby increase for women over 35 years of age?

Why does the risk of having a Down syndrome baby increase for women over 35 years of age?

Aging: There is a risk for a baby with down syndrome at all ages, not just in women over 35. The risk gradually increases with age. It has to do with how the egg and sperm half the chromosomes so the next generation has the same number of chromosomes as the parents. ...Read more

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Please tell me the characteristics of Down syndrome for a baby?

Please tell me the characteristics of Down syndrome for a baby?

DEPENDS ON SEVERITY-: Poor muscle tone; flat face ; nasal bridge; upward slanted eyes w/epicanthic folds; low set ears; open mouth w/protruding tongue; short neck w/excessive skin on nape; short, broad hands; incurved 5th finger; transverse palmar crease; wide gap betn 1st ; 2nd toe; joint hyper flexibility; intellectual/ developmental delay w/mental retardation; congenital heart ; GI malformation, short stature etc. ...Read more

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Can a Down syndrome baby be not retarded?

Can a Down syndrome baby
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Range of intelligenc: Children with Down syndrom have a range of intelligence. Those at the higher end are usually at the low end of the average range and can be quite independent. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is Down syndrome in a baby?

What kind of condition is Down syndrome in a baby?

Chromosomal disorder: Down syndrome or trisomy 21 is a condition cause by an extra (usually maternal) chromosome #21. It cause a typical features(large tongue up slanting eyes sandal toe) as well as mental retardation. Other medical conditions such as leukemias and orthopedic conditions are also more common. Increased incidence is seen with older mothers. ...Read more

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Is it compulsory to do an echo test if you know it's a Down syndrome baby?

No but recommended: Because many babies with down's syndrome also have cardiac or other anomalies, it is recommended to screen for those abnormalities in order to be prepared for the inherent problems at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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Dr If FL is 1week2 days behind when comparing with BPD,AC,HC what are the chances of having down syndrome baby ?Im 25 years old.really tensed :(

Dr If FL is 1week2 days behind when comparing with BPD,AC,HC what are the chances of having down syndrome baby ?Im 25 years old.really tensed :(

Get the actual ans-: wer. With a blood draw, you will know if your fetus is affected with Down syndrome in 3 to 6 days by fetal DNA analysis; 99.9% accurate, with an amnio or CVS for confirmation of a positive to eliminate the approximate 1 in 1000 false positive. This test has made all of the ultrasound screening for Down syndrome obsolete. ...Read more

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What are the signs of Down syndrome in a baby?

What are the signs of Down syndrome in a baby?

Loose tone: The infant with down syndrome will usual have loose tone, very flexible joints and be delayed in sitting and walking. They usually scoot rather than crawl. Their develop can improve rapidly with good directed play. They usually have problems chewing and swallowing with frequent coughing and chocking. But this will also improve with time. Speech is slow and difficult. ...Read more

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Can a women die if she has abortion at 5 months, what are affects of women? If the baby want to come out at 5 months, what Down syndrome baby have?

Can a women die if she has abortion at 5 months, what are affects of women? If the baby want to come out at 5 months, what Down syndrome baby have?

See below: There are risks with any procedures, but with this procedure the risk is very small. The major problem a woman has after an abortion are muscle cramps and some minor bleeding. At about the 5 months old the child becomes technically viable, that is to say it can survive in an isolate in the ICU with lots of support. A down's syndrome child has a genetic abnormality. Please ask your md these ques. ...Read more