Down’s Syndrome

Down’s Syndrome

When a child is born with an extra 21st chromosome, they are said to have Down’s syndrome. Also known as trisomy 21, this disease affects roughly one in every seven hundred people. Down’s syndrome squanders physical and cognitive development, greatly increasing risk for congenital heart disease and neurological conditions. With consistent cognitive and physical therapy, however, children born with Down’s Syndrome can reach an IQ of over 100 and successfully hold careers.

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