Were you looking for information about Down Syndrome? Downsyndrome is a common misspelling of Down syndrome.
Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that occurs in 1 out of 800 live births. It is caused by the presence of an extra 21st chromosome, which is usually the result of a random event that occurs during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs and sperm). There are several established risk factors for this condition, including having a baby previously with Down syndrome and increased maternal age. This condition is associated with developmental delays, both physically and mentally.
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