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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different things: Turner's syndrome is fairly common. You may want to refer to the turner's syndrome society. However, girls born with turner's will need tests to check heart and kidneys. Because of trouble with lymph fluid circulation, some girls are born with wider necks, wide-spaced nipples, puffy hands/feet. Your ultrasound will provide details also. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the name of the condition when a fetus develops with only half a hemisphere of its brain?
Half Brain: Holoprosencephaly (old term was Arhinencephaly).Get a more detailed answer ›
ACOG charts show the: risk of having a fetus with a Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome at prenatal diagnosis vs. the risk of having a live-born infant with DS because ~ 25% are lost. If there is no family history or prior infant with DS, at age 42 at delivery, the risk is 1/63; risk at 16 weeks' gestation is 1/50 - 1/55. Risk of any chromosomal disorder at term is 1/42. If 43 at term, DS risk is 1/49; of any trisomy, 1/33. ...Read more
It depends: Women with down syndrome can get pregnant, and often their pregnancies are complicated. If the down syndrome in the mother is caused by one extra chromosome 21, then the risk that she will conceive a child with trisomy 21 is about 50%. However, some down syndrome women may have a translocation - with the extra chromosome 21 attached to another chromosome. Then the risks might be higher, even 100%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on mom's age: A woman's chances of giving birth to a child with down syndrome increase with age because older eggs have a greater risk of improper chromosome division. By age 35, a woman's risk of conceiving a child with down syndrome is 1 in 400. By age 45, the risk is 1 in 35. However, most children with down syndrome are actually born to women under age 35 because younger women have far more babies. ...Read more
Early Intervention : Improves development, especially in fine-motor, social & self-help skills. Early childhood special ed at 3, with iep's including long-term speech & language, occupational, physical & behavioral therapy. Visual organizers, schedules & written/pictorial instructions work well because of strengths in visual motor skills & weakness in verbal short-term memory. Balance inclusion & special ed classes. ...Read more
If there is no sign of Down syndrome in my family, what are the chances I will have a child with downs?
Getting higher: These risks are basically related to age.As you pass 40 it hits 1% and by 45=2% and after 50 as much as 5%.You must add that to the 4% baseline every pregnancy faces. There are screening tests that help yu know ahead of time that a problem is coming. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unkown: The formation of the wall between the ventricles is late in cardiac development, but usually complete before the 12th week of pregnancy. The specific cause for a vsd is not well understood, but appears to be complex interaction of genes and gene modifiers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increases with Age: Increasing age of mom increases the risk of down's syndrome. Otherwise no known way to change the outcome other than have babies at a younger age. ...Read more
Several possible: The features of down syndrome are dependent on the addition of one extra segment of a 21 chromosome which is more likely as women age .You can get this several ways. The traditional DS (~95%) has 3 copies of a 21 chromosome. About 4% have the specific extra 21 piece stuck on a regular chromosome (trans-location).About 1% have a mosaic of some normal and some 21 trisomy in variable amounts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a mild levoscioliosis of the lower spine? Is there a treatment to prevent any consequences of this condition?
Small left curve: Mild levoscoliosis means that it is a small curve that should have no consequensces for someone who is skeletally mature (any adult). For children, small curves are usually observed to see if they progress. Once someone is skeletally mature, curves at 30 degrees or smaller are thought to be stable. ...Read more
Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome(c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry). It usually happens when an egg with an extra 21c combines with a normal sperm & creates a baby with the extra 21c in all tissues.Risks vary with age and are lowest in the early 20's(1/2000), rising to 1/100 at about 40 & 1/12 at 49.Various prenatal tests can pick up signs early on. ...Read more
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How can a baby be born with down sydrome or any kind of sydrome? Would it have to run in the family of mine of my spouses?
Abnormal chromosomes: Ds occurs when either the egg or sperm are defective.Instead of containing 23 single chromosomes that join their pair at conception, the egg or sperm brings an extra #21.The baby ends up with 3 of the #21 or ds. It can occur at any age but is more common as the mother gets older. It does not "run in families". ...Read more
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