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Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Caring For Kids With Down Syndrome

[Source:  Disability Scoop]

The nation’s pediatricians are getting updated advice on how to provide the best care for children with Down syndrome from when they are still in utero through early adulthood.

In a clinical report being published in the May issue of the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics is outlining the latest standards for practitioners treating kids with the chromosomal disorder.

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal cause of intellectual disability, according to the report. While the life expectancy for individuals with the condition was 30 years in 1973, it grew to 60 years as of 2002.

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