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What part of the body does Down syndrome affect?

What part of the body does Down syndrome affect?

Whole body: Individuals with Down syndrome have the extra chromosome in every cell of the body. There is a high incidence of heart and other organ systems that are affected ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

Down syndrome is the classic presentation clinically of the congenital malformation syndrome also known as Trisomy 21. Classic features may include simian creases, epicanthal folds, upslanting palpebral fissures, flat nasal bridge, hypertelorism, low set ears, endocardial cushion defects of the heart, atlanto-axial joint instability, blood ...Read more


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What part of the body does Down Syndrome affect?

What part of the body does Down Syndrome affect?

Every cell: The defect of DS is triggered by an extra chromosome in every cell of the body.Sometimes this will result in a heart defect, sometimes not.It usually effects the formation of facial structures,making many appear similar, other problems can emerge as they grow older, like scoliosis, a tendercy toward thyroid problems, etc. ...Read more

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What areas of the body does Down syndrome affect?

Downs Syndrome: Downs syndrome affects the nervous system like intelectual disability.It can affect heart with congenital heart disease.Thyroid may be affected like congenital hypothyroidism, increased incidense of hirschsprung disease, duodenal atresia, gastro esophagial reflux disease.I fertility in men and women have increase incidence of misscarriage, prematurity.Risk of epilepsy, eye and ear diorders&hearing loss. ...Read more

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What body systems are affected by down syndrome?

What body systems are affected by down syndrome?

Multi-system: Heart, thyroid, eyes, iq are the most common to be affected. The child may have a slight problem or a significant impairment in one or several of those areas. ...Read more

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Is Down syndrome common in some parts of the world?

Everywhere : Down syndrome is a recognized chromosome defect that affects every ethnic group and social class in the world. ...Read more

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How can Down syndrome affect the body or mind?

Many things : Very lengthy list to address in 400 characters. Here is some information: http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/What-Is-Down-Syndrome/ ...Read more

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Which parts of the nervous system are affected by down syndrome?

Confusing question: Every cell of the nervous system has the ds chromosome pattern so the point of your question is confusing their brain acquires & processes information in a qualitatively different way. They acquire words/language & developmental milestones later. If you have a more specific question, start over & define it clearly. ...Read more

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What parts the of the nervous system that are affected by down syndrome?

Down's Syndrome: This syndrome has multiple physical effects, but the primary part of the nervous system affected is the brain. Intellectual development will be limited, and so will judgment, attention span, etc. Learning will be slow. For more information: http://tinyurl.Com/3c4rwpl. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to cure down syndrome? What would be a way to remove the extra chromosome from every cell in the body? I need a good idea. Thanks :)

No cure: Unfortunately there is no cure for down syndrome. there is research ging on looking ito the possiblity of inactivating one of the three 21 chromosomes, but it is in early stages and it is not known what the outcome would be from doing so ...Read more

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