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Often associated with mental retardation, Down syndrome is a condition occurring in 1 out of 800 live births. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at Down syndrome, including symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
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.
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