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Using a panel of ultrasound markers in a systematic fashion as a part of screening has been referred to as a "genetic sonogram". The presence of one of these markers may increase the possibility of Down syndrome.

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What is down syndrome ? It’s a genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21 in the body’s cells which causes physical and mental delay in the child’s development.

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Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18) Trisomies occur when there is a triplet of a specific chromosome instead of the normal number of 2. The most common trisomy is trisomy 21 or Down syndrome. In Edwards syndrome, or trisomy 18, there are 3 chromosome 18's. Patients with trisomy 18 can range from mildly to severely affected.

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Fine motor/hand features associated with Down Syndrome: -delayed fine motor development -Hypotonia -Simian crease in hand, indicator of weaker hand intrinsic muscles

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This pin provides a better understanding of Down Syndrome as a disorder. It contains information on common causes, how the disorder affects children, other conditions commonly seen alongside of Down syndrome, and possible resources to aide in the care of a child with Down syndrome.

Here's a pic of how the nerves run through the shoulder down the arm. This is one of the situations that can cause pain further down the arm.

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