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Down syndrome is the most frequent genetic cause of mental retardation and associated medical problems. It is caused by an additional 21st chromosome and is usually the result of a random event that occurs during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs and sperm). Common characteristics of this condition include mental retardation, learning disabilities, smaller-than-average body size, and a flat facial profile. Treatment focuses on controlling symptoms and medical conditions that result from the disorder.
(Click Down Syndrome for a list of risk factors for Down syndrome, to find out other characteristics of the disorder, and to learn about the life expectancy of people with the condition. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Down syndrome.)