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Down syndrome

  1. 1. Down Syndrome Chloe Anthony Mr. Holley Human Interaction http://
  2. 2. What is Down Syndrome ? <ul><li>Down Syndrome is a genetic condition affecting mental and physical health; People affected with Down Syndrome sometimes can be identified by their appearance, yet, it varies from person to person and ranges from mild to severe. (Teen Health </li></ul>http://
  3. 3. Symptoms <ul><li>There are many common symptoms of Down Syndrome: limitation of mental development and social skills, lack of muscle tone, extreme flexibility, a small head compared to body, and a seemingly flattened face. (Teen Health and Wellness) </li></ul>http://
  4. 4. Life Long Effects http:// People with down syndrome are more likely to be diagnosed with leukemia, lung infections, Alzheimer's, and diabetes (University of Illinois Medical Care).
  5. 5. Treatment and Therapy <ul><li>Educational therapies and physical education are commonly recommended, yet there is not actual treatment for Down Syndrome itself (University of Illinois Medical Care) </li></ul>http://
  6. 6. Prevention <ul><li>Unfortunately, there is no prevention for Down Syndrome. </li></ul><ul><li>However, women who may be at risk of giving birth to a child with Down Syndrome may consult with a genetic counselor. (Salem Press) </li></ul>http://
  7. 7. The End
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/128/down-syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>http:// uimc.discoveryhospital.com/main.php?id =609 </li></ul><ul><li>http://health.salempress.com/doi/full/10.3331/Genetics_1132?prevSearch=down%2Bsyndrome&searchHistoryKey=& queryHash =9fd3edbb3bb81632a4a8651971de8b02#d293e313 </li></ul>

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