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  1. DOWN SYNDROME<br /> 2. Down syndrome is the most common cause of developmental disability and malformation in a newborn.<br /> 3. It occurs because of the…
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  • 1. DOWN SYNDROME<br />
  • 2. Down syndrome is the most common cause of developmental disability and malformation in a newborn.<br />
  • 3. It occurs because of the presence of an extra chromosome.<br />
  • 4. 1 in 800 live births involve babies with Down syndrome.<br />
  • 5. The likelihood of it occurring has been known to increase based on the age of the mother.<br />
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  • 7. Symptoms include a flat bridge of the nose, small mouth, slanting eyes and more. <br />
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  • 10. Down syndrome can have adverse effects on the senses including hearing and sight. <br />
  • 11. Frequent middle ear infections leads to hearing loss and hearing aids are needed.<br />
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  • 13. Problems with sight are found at a young age in children with Down syndrome.<br />
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  • 15. This young lady is sporting hearing aids as well as a pair of glasses. <br />
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  • 17. There is no way to prevent Down syndrome.<br />
  • 18. But there are ways to determine the chance of giving birth to a child with Down syndrome.<br />
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  • 20. Screening tests are up to 96% accurate.Diagnostic tests are even more accurate.<br />
  • 21. Tissue extraction of vital areas in diagnostic testing may cause mother to lose the baby.<br />
  • 22. It is because of this fact most people prefer Screening tests.<br />
  • 23. There is no cure but there are ways to manage the symptoms. <br />
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  • 25. It is necessary to schedule regular eye checkups and take proper medications.<br />
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  • 27. Many people don’t know the facts about Down syndrome.<br />
  • 28. It is important to know that you are not alone.<br />
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  • 30. There are places you can turn to find answers to your questions.<br />
  • 31. http://www.ndss.org/<br />
  • 32. http://www.ndsccenter.org/<br />
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  • 34. They need love.<br />
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  • 36. They need structure.<br />
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  • 38. And a sense of community.<br />
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  • 40. The information is out there. It is our job to find it. <br />
  • 41. THE END<br />
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