Down Syndrome – Causes & Treatment

A chromosome disorder affecting mental development and physical appearance. AGE – Present at birth GENETICS – Due to an extra chromosome GENDER-LIFESTYLE – Not significant factors Down syndrome, also known…

Fragile X Syndrome

A defect in a specific gene on the X chromosome causing learning difficulties. AGE – Present at birth GENDER – Much more common in boys GENETICS – Due to an…

Klinefelter Syndrome

A chromosomal abnormality in boys causing tall stature and small genitals Age Present at birth. AGE – Present at birth GENDER – Affects only boys GENETICS – Due to an…

Turner Syndrome

A chromosome disorder in which a girl has only one X chromosome. AGE – Present at birth GENDER – Affects only girls GENETICS – Due to an absent chromosome LIFESTYLE…

Marfan Syndrome

An inherited condition in which a protein is kicking, resulting in tall stature and defects of the eyes, heart, and arteries. AGE – Present at birth GENETICS – Due to…

Congenital Immunodeficiency

Defects of the immune system present from birth, leading to recurrent infection and failure of normal growth. AGE – Present at birth GENETICS – Due to an abnormal gene GENDER…

GENES AND INHERITANCE

Genes control the growth, repair, and functions of cells in the human body. Genes are made of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), which is found in the nucleus of cells as threads…