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Down Syndrome Risk - Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome

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  • Down Syndrome Risk
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the risk for Down syndrome increases if one of the parents is a balanced translocation carrier. This article provides details on other risk factors for this condition, such as maternal age.
  • In-depth Information on Down Syndrome Symptoms
    Common symptoms of Down syndrome include poor muscle tone, a short neck, and a flat facial profile. This eMedTV page lists other characteristics of Down syndrome, as well as symptoms of conditions associated with this developmental disorder.
  • Down Syndrone
    Down syndrome is often characterized by mental retardation and certain facial features. This eMedTV resource lists other conditions associated with this disorder and explains why it occurs. Down syndrone is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
  • Down Syndroom
    Down syndrome is a disorder caused by a genetic problem related to chromosome 21. This eMedTV resource lists some of the medical problems that may be associated with this condition. Down syndroom is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
  • Downsindrom
    Down syndrome is a disorder that occurs when an additional 21st chromosome is present. This eMedTV segment explains why this condition occurs and discusses the prognosis of affected people. Downsindrom is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
  • Downsindrome
    Down syndrome is the most frequent genetic cause of mental retardation. This part of the eMedTV library explains what causes this syndrome and lists some of its common characteristics. Downsindrome is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
  • Downssyndrome
    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that results in developmental delays. This eMedTV article lists medical conditions related to Down syndrome and explores the life expectancy for the disorder. Downssyndrome is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
  • Downsyndrome
    Down syndrome is a disorder that occurs as a result of extra genetic material. This eMedTV Web page further explores the causes of Down syndrome and lists risk factors for the condition. Downsyndrome is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
  • Downsyndrone
    Down syndrome, a condition associated with mental retardation, is caused by an extra chromosome 21. This eMedTV page further explains why this condition occurs and lists associated symptoms. Downsyndrone is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
  • Downsyndroom
    Down syndrome is a condition caused by an additional chromosome 21. This page from the eMedTV site further explores the causes of this condition and lists characteristics associated with it. Downsyndroom is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
  • Living With Down Syndrome
    Regular checkups are an important part of living with Down syndrome. This eMedTV selection provides details on the goals of Down syndrome treatment and includes a link to more information on this topic.
  • Mosaic Trisomy 21
    As this eMedTV segment explains, mosaic trisomy 21 is a genetic variation that can cause Down syndrome. In this variation, the extra chromosome 21 is present in only some of the cells, which means that associated physical problems can vary.
  • Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome
    As this eMedTV page explains, prenatal screening for Down syndrome involves a test of the mother's blood to measure the levels of certain markers. Additional diagnostic tests may be recommended based on the results of the screening for Down syndrome.
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