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New Blood Test for Down syndrome

October 06, 2008 New Blood Test for Down Syndrome Trisomy 21–the presence of three copies of chromosome 21–causes Down syndrome. This karyotype shows the classic appearance of trisomy 21. Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have developed a new prenatal blood … Continue reading

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70 years old and still going strong w/ Down syndrome….

70 Years Old And Going Strong With Down Syndrome And No Dementia 11 Sep 2008 In the world of Down syndrome, ‘Mr. C’ is a rarity. A real person whose progress has been tracked for the past 16 years, at … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines – Childhood

DOWN SYNDROME HEALTH CARE GUIDELINES (Based on 1999 Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines)* Childhood (1-12 Years)   TSH and T4-Thyroid Function Test (annual). Echocardiogram by a pediatric cardiologist if not done previously. Behavioral Auditory Testing (every 6 months to age … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines – Adulthood

DOWN SYNDROME HEALTH CARE GUIDELINES (Based on 1999 Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines)* Adulthood (More than 18 Years) TSH and T4-Thyroid Function Test (annual). Auditory testing (every 2 years). Cervical spine x-rays (as needed for sports); check for atlanto-axial dislocation. … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines – Infant

DOWN SYNDROME HEALTH CARE GUIDELINES (Based on 1999 Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines)* Infant (1-12 Months)   General neurological, neuromotor and musculoskeletal examination. TSH and T4-Thyroid Function Test (6 & 12 months). Evaluation by pediatric cardiologist including echocardiogram (if not … Continue reading

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