Down's syndrome

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What is Down's syndrome?
A genetic condition as a result of an extra chromosome on pair 21
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What is it the result of?
A one-off genetic 'mistake' in the sperm or the egg
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How many babies in the UK are born each year with Down's syndrome?
750
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How many people in the UK have DS?
60,000
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What is the risk for pregnant women 45+?
There is a 1 in 50 chance that they will give birth to a baby with DS
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What is the life expectancy?
50-60 years but with health improvements they can live into their 70s
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What are the symptoms?
Flattened facial features, small head, ears and mouth, protruding tongue, upwards slanting eyes and a short neck, medical issues- hearing, visual and heart
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What is the treatment?
There is no treatment for DS, but medication for associated medical issues
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