a test is usually done in pregnancy which identifies the condition. people with down syndrome have an extra chromosome. people with down syndrome usually have impaired cogniti…ve ability and typical facial characteristics such as an oversized tongue and are usually small in stature
Yes he does, that's why he looks soooo young. He is really 24 years old. He acts like he is 15 though.
Don't worry about Asperger's Syndrome, it is usually quite minor. In a severe form you would notice autism-like symptoms. Your doctor will be able to tell. (If not certain the…n they will refer you to a specialist) Asperger's is more likely to affect boys than girls and is genetic. (Do other people in the family have it? If not then your child is unlikely to have it.) A: Asperger's Syndrome is not "usually quite minor". It is a myth that Asperger's Syndrome is a mild form of autism; both conditions range from mild to severe. Many people with Asperger's Syndrome can seem only slightly odd or different, but have problems that cause great difficulties for them. The rate of suicide for Asperger's Syndrome is significantly greater than for those who are neuro-typical. Almost all people with Asperger's Syndrome will exhibit some autism symptoms (since the symptoms of both conditions are very similar), but they might be able to adapt to some difficulties because of their intelligence and thus appear to have fewer problems. Children with Asperger's Syndrome often have atypical eye contact. They might play next to other children without playing with them. They often have difficulty making friends and might confuse the concept of friendship (labeling acquaintances and classmates as friends). They often interact more readily with those who are younger or older than they are than with their peers. They might have atypical speech patterns, such as less intonation or unusual word patterns. They often interpret what is said literally. They have difficulty understanding nonverbal language so might misinterpret what another person meant. They might have motor control problems, making them appear clumsy or careless. Asperger's Syndrome has a genetic component, but that can be a gene that spontaneously mutates in the fetus, rather than one inherited from a parent. Often, a few traits of autism or Asperger's Syndrome are seen in other family members when it is inherited from a parent, but those relatives do not necessarily have autism or Asperger's Syndrome. See the link in "Related Questions" for a list of symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome.
The doctor would definitely tell you, but your baby would look different.
If you are an adult and need an official diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, find a professional who has experience diagnosing Asperger's Syndrome in adults. Most professionals …do not have experience with adults with Asperger's Syndrome. If you do not need an official diagnosis, check the list of characteristics at an autism or Asperger's Syndrome website (or the related question "What are the signs of Asperger's Syndrome?" in the section below), discuss it with family for their feedback, and decide for yourself. There are many people who are self-diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome. It would not be official or conclusive, but it could help you and your family better understand the situation. Two books I would recommend for general information about Asperger's Syndrome, which might be available at your local library, are: * The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome (2007) by Tony Attwood * The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insights, and Inspiration (revised 2005) by Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby Be aware that most books on Asperger's Syndrome are written for parents of children with the condition, so I recommend reading the descriptions and reviews before purchasing them or first perusing them at a bookstore or library. I recommend these two because of the wealth of information about characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome and for covering various other important aspects such as what is known about the cause and methods that have been tried as treatments. I also recommend reading through the diagnostic criteria for Asperger's Syndrome, although some experts believe the official criteria need refinement. If you do not fit one aspect of the criteria, do not assume the diagnosis is ruled out, but do not neglect considering alternate diagnoses. Also, although you might feel that you do not meet one of the criteria, your family might think it describes you perfectly, so be sure to ask. One activity that has caused some people to realize that they have Asperger's Syndrome is reading an autobiography of a person with Asperger's Syndrome, realizing that they relate to the experiences of that person and the way that person looks at the world. Here are a few of those - ones I have - but there are many others: * Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence (2002) by Luke Jackson * Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome (2003) by Jen Birch * Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism (2004) by Dawn Prince-Hughes * Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism (revised 2006) by Temple Grandin or other books she has written Luke Jackson was thirteen when he wrote his book, but you might be able to relate to his issues with Asperger's Syndrome during adolescence. Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child, but now it is suspected that she has Asperger's Syndrome instead. I know of two fiction books featuring protagonists with Asperger's Syndrome (or autism) with whom a person with Asperger's Syndrome might relate: * The Speed of Dark (2004) by Elizabeth Moon * The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (2004) by Mark Haddon I have included links to the home pages of a few organizations that provide information about Asperger's Syndrome. These sites provide information such as the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome, obtaining diagnoses, current research, adult issues, recommended books, and related disorders. For links to more specific pages, check for related links under a more specific question, such as "What are the diagnostic criteria for Asperger's Syndrome?" For links to more home pages of organizations, refer to the question "Where can you find information on Asperger's Syndrome?"
A person with toxic shock syndrome experiences symptoms suddenly. These symptoms may include a high fever, red eyes, a sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, aching muscles, and a s…kin rash that peels like a sunburn. Within several days, the symptoms become quickly worse. The person's blood pressure falls and swelling occurs as fluids accumulate in body tissues. Eventually, major organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver begin to fail.As far as i know...big tampons cause toxic shock syndrome.It has a warning label.
If it's not obvious, then you go get tested: http://www.ds-health.com/prenatal.htm is one example.
yes they will be told by their parents when they are a little older, they function very well, and live and work in a productive manner, they have wonderful personalities becau…se they always see the good in everyone and never the bad.
Until they are told themselves they have Asperger's Syndrome, then Yes.
Yes they can know they have it. I know I have it. They do not necessarily know that they have Asperger's Syndrome. They might not know what it is. They might realize that th…ey have difficulties in some areas or that they are "different", but not know the reason for it. Asperger's Syndrome is still not a well-known condition. Since awareness is so low, and the symptoms of people with Aspergers vary so much, it is quite possible to have AS and not be informed enough yet to recognize the condition.
u go to a physician get checked out and see if u need to go to a geneticist to get a karyotype and now if u'll excuse me i need to finish my science disorder project
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder amongst humans; dogs are immune to it.
Your ultrasound dr will know. They measure the size of the fetus nick and other things too.
Although specifics may vary from child to child, children with down syndrome commonly exhibit certain signs such as unusual shapes in parts of the body. Ultimately, though, …because the disease is genetic, the decisive test is a blood test. A child with Down Syndrome will have 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46.
Autosomal means that it concerns an autosome--a chromosome other than a sex chromosome. Down syndrome is caused by an additional copy of the 21st chromosome. Since the 21st c…hromosome is not a sex chromosome, Down syndrome is autosomal.
The disorder is autosomal dominant, so she would have gotten the gene from either one of her parents. Since not every person has the same symptoms, and symptoms can be very su…btle, it's possible for one of her parents to carry the gene without knowing it. Some people with the syndrome have only minor signs, like a patch of white hair, without any difficulties related to hearing or the muscular system. Consulting with a genetic counselor may be helpful for your family as you sort out this question. Best wishes! Waardenburg syndrome can skip a generation or as above the signs can so subtle as to be unrecognizable. I read of a case where a woman gave birth to triplets with Waardenburg when there was no known instances of the genetic syndrome
If one is having tics, head jerking or barking for example, there is a possibility of having Tourettes syndrome. Not all tics are caused by Tourette, so if one is having them…, one should pay a visit to a doctor for examination.