Were you looking for information about Down Syndrome? Down sindrom is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
Down syndrome is a disorder that occurs as a result of extra genetic material. It is usually the result of a random event that occurs during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs and sperm) and is caused by the presence of an additional chromosome 21. The condition is often associated with mental retardation and a characteristic facial appearance. Treatment for Down syndrome, which focuses on controlling symptoms and medical conditions that result from the disorder, may include medications, surgery, regular checkups, and counseling and support.
(Click Down Syndrome to learn more about the causes of Down syndrome, for a list of common characteristics of the condition, and to find out how the disorder is diagnosed. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)