Are there different spectrums of Down syndrome?

There are three types of Down syndrome. People often can’t tell the difference between each type without looking at the chromosomes because the physical features and behaviors are similar. Trisomy 21: About 95% of people with Down syndrome have Trisomy 21.

Does Down syndrome have spectrum?

Similar to other populations (with or without a medical diagnosis), individuals with Down syndrome present a wide spectrum of physical, cognitive, and social characteristics and abilities.

What are the 4 types of Down syndrome?

There are three types of Down syndrome: Trisomy 21 (nondisjunction), Mosaicism, and Translocation. Below is a chart that outlines the cell division process of regular cells.

Can a Down syndrome child look normal?

Some of the children with Mosaic Down syndrome that we know do not actually look as if they have Down syndrome – the usual physical features are not obvious. This raises some important and difficult social issues and identity issues for both parents and children, which parents have discussed with us.

Can Down syndrome go undetected?

DSA|OC :: Down Syndrome Association Of Orange County

The most common reason for this late diagnosis is the lack of knowledge in the medical field on this rare form of Down syndrome. However, many individuals can go undiagnosed up into adulthood and there are still thousands who never receive a diagnosis.

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What are the signs of Down syndrome during pregnancy?

Some common physical signs of Down syndrome include:

  • Flat face with an upward slant to the eyes.
  • Short neck.
  • Abnormally shaped or small ears.
  • Protruding tongue.
  • Small head.
  • Deep crease in the palm of the hand with relatively short fingers.
  • White spots in the iris of the eye.

Can you tell if a baby has Down syndrome in an ultrasound?

An ultrasound can detect fluid at the back of a fetus’s neck, which sometimes indicates Down syndrome. The ultrasound test is called measurement of nuchal translucency.

What increases your chances of having a baby with Down syndrome?

These things can affect your risk of having a baby with Down syndrome: Your age when you get pregnant. Your risk of having a baby with Down syndrome increases as you get older, especially if you are age 35 or older. Being a carrier of a certain type of Down syndrome.

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