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Translocation and Down Syndrome - What Causes Down Syndrome?

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  • Translocation and Down Syndrome
    As this eMedTV page explains, when material from one chromosome 21 is stuck onto another chromosome, translocation Down syndrome results. This is why people with this condition have 46 chromosomes, but still have the characteristics of Down syndrome.
  • Treatment for Down Syndrome
    Regular checkups, medications, surgery, and counseling are all part of treatment for Down syndrome. This eMedTV Web segment describes these treatment options in detail, as well as conditions that may result from the disorder, such as cataracts.
  • Treesome 21
    Down syndrome is a disorder caused by an additional chromosome 21 (trisomy 21). This eMedTV article describes common characteristics of Down syndrome. Treesome 21 is a term that may be used when looking for information on Down syndrome.
  • Trisomie 21
    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder often caused by trisomy 21. This eMedTV resource further defines trisomy 21 and lists risk factors for Down syndrome. Trisomie 21 is a term that may be used when looking for information on Down syndrome.
  • Trisomy 21 Genetics
    Trisomy 21 genetics are vital to an understanding of Down syndrome. This eMedTV article explains the link between trisomy 21 genetics and Down syndrome -- namely, the condition results when three (rather than two) copies of chromosome 21 are present.
  • Trisomy21
    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that often causes mental retardation. As this eMedTV segment explains, Down syndrome is caused by an additional chromosome. Trisomy21 is a term that may be used when looking for information on Down syndrome.
  • What Causes Down Syndrome?
    You may have heard of Down syndrome, but do you know what causes it? This eMedTV Web page addresses this topic, including information on abnormal chromosomes and whether Down syndrome is linked to a person's environment.
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