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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)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature 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. Down Syndrome (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... this page It's been added to your dashboard . Down syndrome Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that includes ... varies greatly among affected individuals. How common is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is one of the most common ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Vision & Down Syndrome (National Down Syndrome Society)  
    ... Health Care » Associated Conditions » Vision & Down Syndrome Vision & Down Syndrome For this article, NDSS INTERVIEWed DANIELLE LEDOUX, MD ... is Different About the Eyes in Individuals with Down Syndrome? Dr. Ledoux: As any family member of a ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Facts about Down Syndrome (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... en... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks 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 ...
  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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