Health care guidelines help define the standards of quality care for individuals with Down syndrome. In addition to specific recommendations for screening tests, they include information about the kinds of medical conditions that individuals with Down syndrome are at risk for and suggestions for early intervention, diet and exercise and other issues across the lifespan.
Mar 27, · (See "Down syndrome: Overview of prenatal screening" and "Congenital cytogenetic abnormalities", section on 'Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)' and "Down syndrome: Clinical features and diagnosis".) General issues related to management of adults with intellectual disability, and problems related to DS specifically, are discussed in detail separately.
Sep 30, · Summary points. People with Down’s syndrome have experienced a dramatic increase in life expectancy, which is now in their mids. The approach to primary care for adults with Down’s syndrome is similar to that for the general adult population, with the addition of screening for conditions specific to Down’s syndromeCited by: