Downs Syndrome Research Paper

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Downs syndrome

Downs syndrome is common name for the condition known as triosomy 21. Here the triosomy indicates babies have 3 copies of a certain gene, instead of the usual two.

Signs and symptoms

·Epicanthal folds of the eye

·Flat nasal bridge

·Broad hands

·Short hand fingers

·Single crease across the palm of the hand

·Flattened forehand

·Small mouth

·Large tongue

·Low muscle tone (hypotonia)

·Congenital heart defects

·Anomalies of the gastrointestinal tract

·Mild to severe developmental delays in most children

·Children with down syndrome tend to be shorter than average, and so when monitoring growth and weight gain, it is important to use a chart created specifically for these

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