Quiz: Down Syndrome I

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  1. Langdon Down, in 1866, coined which of the following terms to describe children with Down syndrome?

    1. Mongoloid
    2. Down’s Syndrome
    3. Down syndrome
    4. Trisomy 21

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  2. Which of the following is not a type of Down syndrome?

    1. Trisomy 21
    2. Mosaic
    3. Translocation
    4. Trisomy 18

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  3. Children with Down syndrome present with a variety of health issues, one common occurrence is congenital heart defects. What percent of children with Down syndrome will need heart surgery?

    1. 20-30%
    2. 30-40%
    3. 40-50%
    4. 50-60%

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  4. Another common health issue in these children is hearing loss. What percent of children with Down syndrome have a hearing loss?

    1. 40-50%
    2. 50-60%
    3. 60-70%
    4. All of the children

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  5. Another common health concern is a gastrointestinal issue known as Celiac disease, which in the general population occurs in 1 in every 3,000 individuals. How often does it occur in individuals with Down syndrome?

    1. 5%
    2. 17%
    3. 29%
    4. 44%

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  6. In 1929 life expectancy for individuals with Down syndrome was 9 years. Today, due to advances in medical care and surgery, life expectancy in individuals with Down syndrome is?

    1. 25 years
    2. 45 years
    3. 60 years
    4. 80 years

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