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Unformatted text preview: Congenital cataracts Thyroid disease Respiratory and ear infections Early onset Alzheimers Dementia ( at about the age of 35) Seizures or fits Prognosis Mortality is highest in the first few years of life, usually due to respiratory infections and congenital heart disease. However many people with Downs Syndrome are reasonably healthy and live to be 40-60 years of age. The normal growth and development of a child with Downs Syndrome is different from that of a normal child, as such different growth charts are used to assess progress. Prevention Downs syndrome cant be prevented by the risk factors can be reduced by having children at a young age. Antenatal screening can identify children with Downs Syndrome which can then be chosen to be aborted, however this is controversial in many countries....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Down syndrome, congenital heart, Down, amniocentesis, antenatal blood tests