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Down syndrome is a condition in which a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome can have physical problems, as well as intellectual disabilities. Every person born with Down syndrome is different.

People with the syndrome may also have other health problems. They may be born with heart disease. They may have dementia. They may have hearing problems and problems with the intestines, eyes, thyroid, and skeleton.

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  1. Down Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    Down syndrome is a condition in which a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome can have physical problems, as well as intellectual ...
  2. DS-Connect: The Down Syndrome Registry From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... Copyright © 2006-2011 JoomlaWorks Ltd. DS-Connect™: The Down Syndrome Registry “The new registry provides an important resource to individuals with Down syndrome and their families,” said Yvonne T. Maddox, deputy ...
  3. Sexuality and Down Syndrome (National Down Syndrome Society)  
    ... Home » Resources » Wellness » Sexuality » Sexuality & Down Syndrome Sexuality & Down Syndrome Human sexuality encompasses an individual's self-esteem, interpersonal ...
  4. Genetics Home Reference: Down syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... gov Research studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Down syndrome On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed June 2012 What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition that is ...
  5. Learning about Down Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... genetic terms used on this page Learning About Down Syndrome What is Down syndrome? What are the symptoms ... syndrome Additional Resources for Down Syndrome What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition related to ...
  6. Mental Health Issues & Down Syndrome (National Down Syndrome Society)  
    ... Mental Health Issues & Down Syndrome Mental Health Issues & Down Syndrome What Are the Major Mental Health Related Concerns in Persons With Down Syndrome? At least half of all children and adults ...
  7. Down Syndrome: Eye Problems (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus)  
    ... Conditions Frequently Asked Questions Español Condiciones Chinese Conditions Down Syndrome En Español Read in Chinese What causes Down syndrome? Down syndrome is caused by a duplication of ...
  8. Facts about Down Syndrome (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Defects National Center Homepage Share Compartir Facts about Down Syndrome Down syndrome is a condition in which a ... out of every 700 babies. 1 Types of Down Syndrome There are three types of Down syndrome. People ...
  9. How Do Health Care Providers Diagnose Down Syndrome? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... En Español How do health care providers diagnose Down syndrome? Skip sharing on social media links Share this: ... Down syndrome screening test. 1 Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome There are several options for Down syndrome prenatal ...
  10. Anesthesia & Down Syndrome (National Down Syndrome Society)  
    ... Health Care » Associated Conditions » Anesthesia & Down Syndrome Anesthesia & Down Syndrome Complications of anesthesia (sedation during surgery) occur in ... histories are complicated. Why Would an Individual With Down Syndrome Need A nesthesia? 40-60% of infants born ...
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