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Eur J Pediatr. 2010 Dec;169(12):1445-52. doi: 10.1007/s00431-010-1253-0. Epub 2010 Jul 15.

Clinical practice. The care of children with Down syndrome.

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Department of Pediatrics, VU University Medical Center, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. weijerman@vumc.nl

Abstract

Down syndrome (DS) is one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities. Because of medical advances and improvements in overall medical care, the median survival of individuals with DS has increased considerably. This longer life expectancy requires giving the necessary care to the individual with DS over their total longer lifespan. DS medical guidelines are designed for the optimal care of the child in whom a diagnosis of DS has been confirmed. We present an overview of the most important issues related to children with DS based on the most relevant literature currently available.

PMID:
20632187
PMCID:
PMC2962780
DOI:
10.1007/s00431-010-1253-0
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