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Your child has down syndrome. Also known as trisomy 21. This will affect his brain and body.
Gene Causing Disease
How did this happen?
Down syndrome is caused by having three copies of chromosome 21.
Your child will have a small head, ears and mouth. He will also have a flattened facial profile and a short neck with excess skin on the back of his neck.
What can I do to treat this condition?
There are a variety of different treatments such as support groups, physical therapy, and special education.
Cure or Experimental Drug
Unfortunately there is no cure for down syndrome but early treatment can help improve skills.
Don't feel too bad. This condition is not inherited. It occurs when random events happen during the formation of reproductive cells.
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