... I babysit a five year old girl who has Down Syndrome. Apparently she has a rare form called Mosaic Translocation where her 21st chormosome is connected to her 15th chromosome. Her mother asked if I could help her find any information on this. ... (0 replies)
Trisomy 21 is a generic term. There are different types. Mosaic, Translocation, and non disjuntion. Unless you know what type of Down Sydrome your son has. Please do not assume. My daughter has Translocation, which means that there is a chance that either my husband or my self carry down sydrome ( for lack of better words) even though we our selves do not have... (14 replies)
... Basically a genetic counselor can tell you what kind of DS your little girl has(trisomy 21, translocation, or mosaic DS) I believe it is somewhere around 95% of cases that it is standard trisomy 21.A regular pediatrician should be able to give you this info by looking at her karotype(bloodwork)It is important to know what type your daughter has if you are planning on having... (1 replies)
... is mosaic downs. ... (18 replies)
... no one knows why. The last type is called Robertsonion translocation and yes this does run in families, so yes its important to be genetically tested and have your child genetically tested too. ... (4 replies)
... If they are a Down's Mosaic, yes, more or less. None of the features of Down syndrome are NOT ones that wouldn't see scattered amongst the genetically normal public. And many Down mosaics can have normal intelligence. The degree of how much person with Down's mosaicism "looks like" Down's syndrome depends on the proportion of cells in the body that carry the abnormal amount... (3 replies)
... He has been in therapy since birth. Mom is really looking for a percent. How many kids are able to speak?? THis number may not exist at all?
Thanks for all the info.
ZIGGY88 (8 replies)
... There is translocation, I think that one of the parent's is a carrier, there is Trisomy 21 and then there is Mosaic Down syndrome. By the way, I have Mosaic Down syndrome. I am sure that if I am wrong or missed one type of Down syndrome one of the parent's will tell me about it! ... (8 replies)
... Hello. My name is Angela. I am new here too. I am 39 and live near Hull.
My daughter Charlotte is 11 years old, she has Down`s Syndrome (Translocation) and goes to school in our village. I also have a son called Tom, he does not have Downs. I have never met anyone with Mosaic Down`s before.
How are you doing. Charlotte has an underactive thyroid gland and takes thyroxine... (3 replies)
... I have girlfriend who's 36 year old daughter has DS. She is about 6 ft tall. She has Mosaic downs, not trisomy 21. There are 3 types of DS. Trisomy 21, the extra chromosome is attached to the 21st chromosome. ... (7 replies)
... Audrey has nondisjunction, which is the most common type. I don't think Trisomy 21 alone is a real type of DS. Technically speaking they all have tri-21 which simply means there are 3 # 21 chromosomes. This can be in the form of nondisjunction, translocation, or mosaic, in order of commonality. (6 replies)