Down syndrome  By Cody McPherson
Down syndrome  <ul><li>A common chromosome disorder due to an extra chromosome number 21 (trisomy 21).  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Symptoms of down syndrome  <ul><li>Eyes that slant upward and outward </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow eye openings </li></ul><ul>...
Long term effect <ul><li>Life long effects are heart defects, intestinal defects, vision problems, hearing loss, infection...
Needed help <ul><li>Infants with down syndrome needed more help than when they are in the later years of life because they...
How “I” can help <ul><li>People can help by volunteering at a place were children are cared for. </li></ul>
The end
Work cited  <ul><li>Grace D. Matzen, M.A.; updated by Rebecca Kuzins </li></ul>
Photos cited  karyotype-down-syndrome.jpg luke_zimmerman.gif
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  1. 1. Down syndrome By Cody McPherson
  2. 2. Down syndrome <ul><li>A common chromosome disorder due to an extra chromosome number 21 (trisomy 21). </li></ul><ul><li>Down syndrome causes mental retardation, a characteristic facial appearance, and multiple malformations. It is associated with a major risk for heart malformations, a lesser risk of duodenal atresia (part of the small intestines is not developed), and a minor but still significant risk of acute leukemia . </li></ul>l=s&tbm=isch&tbnid=in-9F8lV6AIXPM:&imgrefurl=http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/down/&ei=PQOeTeiuNIjB0QHVrp27BA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=429&oei=PQOeTeiuNIjB0QHVrp27BA&page=1&tbnh=155&tbnw=212&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:20,s:0&tx=140&ty=86&biw=1280&bih=832
  3. 3. Symptoms of down syndrome <ul><li>Eyes that slant upward and outward </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow eye openings </li></ul><ul><li>A face that seems to be flattened </li></ul><ul><li>A small head compared to body size </li></ul><ul><li>Broad feet with short toes </li></ul><ul><li>Ears that are small and set low </li></ul><ul><li>Short arms and legs compared to length of body </li></ul><ul><li>Broad hands with short fingers and a single crease across the palm </li></ul><ul><li>Small nose and small mouth, in which the tongue may be relatively large </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of muscle tone </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to extend body joints; extreme flexibility </li></ul>http ://www.google.com/imgres?q=actors+with+down+syndrome&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&tbm=isch&tbnid=nyb59GkcGI8WQM:&imgrefurl=http://jfactivist.typepad.com/jfactivist/2008/07/abcs-new-series.html&ei=gAaeTd3cEeSV0QGl0uW_BA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=150&vpy=97&dur=1166&hovh=218&hovw=160&tx=85&ty=126&oei=gAaeTd3cEeSV0QGl0uW_BA&page=1&tbnh=164&tbnw=123&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&biw=1280&bih=832
  4. 4. Long term effect <ul><li>Life long effects are heart defects, intestinal defects, vision problems, hearing loss, infections, thyroid problems, leukemia and memory loss. </li></ul>http://www.google.com/imgres?q=effects+of+down+syndrome&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&tbm=isch&tbnid=5-aXCtZgmBU_mM:&imgrefurl=http://cameronwelker51.blogspot.com/&ei=mwueTcqWJIzcvQOUoa2sBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=398&oei=WQueTdmiEabh0gHhp-yuBA&page=1&tbnh=166&tbnw=178&start=0&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=94&ty=82&biw=1280&bih=832
  5. 5. Needed help <ul><li>Infants with down syndrome needed more help than when they are in the later years of life because they are more prone to infections and illnesses </li></ul>http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MvOb-Uod2tc/TIppspgdfzI/AAAAAAAAAHM/DrzwLdH1AGg/s1600/leukemia.jpg
  6. 6. How “I” can help <ul><li>People can help by volunteering at a place were children are cared for. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The end
  8. 8. Work cited <ul><li>Grace D. Matzen, M.A.; updated by Rebecca Kuzins </li></ul>
  9. 9. Photos cited karyotype-down-syndrome.jpg luke_zimmerman.gif

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