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What areas of the body does Down syndrome affect?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Every cell

The abnormal chromosome pattern is in every cell of the body.
Those cells that have more important jobs are often more obviously messed up.The heart is complex and 1/3 to 1/2 of DS kids have a heart malformation.The brain is complex, and it is always affected. Distortions of the face, hands feet, skeletal system, muscle tone etc.are all affected.

In brief: Every cell

The abnormal chromosome pattern is in every cell of the body.
Those cells that have more important jobs are often more obviously messed up.The heart is complex and 1/3 to 1/2 of DS kids have a heart malformation.The brain is complex, and it is always affected. Distortions of the face, hands feet, skeletal system, muscle tone etc.are all affected.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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