Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder that happens when a baby is born with an extra chromosome.

Often, people with this condition have a flatter face and upward-slanting eyes. They may also get infections easily or have heart or stomach problems. Many have difficulty learning. Each person is different, and can have a few or a lot of extra health problems.

There is no cure. But doctors can treat infections and other problems, so that people with this disorder are often able to lead almost normal lives.

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