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Upside Down Face Syndrome
My brother does not have down syndrome. Although he cannot read, write, or recognize different colors, he can memorize names/ faces.Is there any cure?
Diagnosis: The first thing is get him properly diagnosed. I would start with a pediatric neurologist or behavioral pediatrician. The evaluation should include chromosomal analysis with a micro array assessment. In addition a neuropsychological assessment should be done to determine what is are his strengths and weaknesses and help develop a program for teaching him. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do Down syndrome patient have their eyes slanted upward, is it caused by the chromosome 21, i need an explanation on why their face look different?
In the genes: All of our features are determined by our genes. The appearance of your eyes, nose, mouth, hair color, skin color, among other features are all inherited. When there is a defect in the gene coding, changes can occur. Facial features can change with in utero exposure such as alcohol (fas syndrome). For downs, the extra 21 causes low ears, slanted eyes, simian crease as well as organ problems. ...Read more
Husband was swinging son upside down, accidentally hit his neck against the door frame. He has broken blood vessels on his face/neck. Is that normal?
No: Down syndrome is not a recessive condition. It is caused by an extra chromosome #21. We normally have a pair (=two copies) of each chromosomes #1-22. Individuals with down syndrome have a third chromosome #21. Thus name "trisomy 21" as well. Here more about mechanism and heritability of down syndrome if you are interested: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/down-syndrome. ...Read more
To many to list: Please check out the national down center site at www.Ndsccenter.Org. ...Read more
Inherited disorder: Down's syndrome or trisomy 21 is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome #21. This is an inherited condition so there is no treatment per se. It is characteriazed by mental and physical deficits. ...Read more
What are the chances of people with down's syndrome passing this particular condition to their children?
Statistically 50%: A person with down syndrome has a statistical risk of 1 in 2 or 50% of passing on the extra 21 chromosome. However, there is decreased fertility in males and most do not father children. Females are more likely to reproduce but there is decreased survival of embtos with a 47 chromosome count, so actual risk is probably 30-40%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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