provision of health care to the adult patient with Down syndrome. Key Words: adult, Down syndrome, medical care D own syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, occurs in 1 of every 691 live births in the United States.1 It is by far the most common birth defect and chromosomal disorder in live-borninfants.2 Despiteitsprevalence,thereisminimalliterature.
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Jul 27, 2016 · The only suggested association with the cause of Down syndrome is in women over the age of 35. A 35-year-old female has approximately a one in 350 chance of having a child with Down syndrome (CDC, 2016). This gradually increases to one and 100 at the age of 40 and by the age of 45 chances are one in 30 (CDC, 2016).
Sep 30, 2014 · Summary points. People with Down’s syndrome have experienced a dramatic increase in life expectancy, which is now in their mid-50s. 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: 22.