Medical Care in Down Syndrome: A Preventive Medicine Approach

1st Edition

Paul Rogers

CRC Press
Published June 12, 1992
Reference - 368 Pages
ISBN 9780824786847 - CAT# DK5909
Series: Pediatric Habilitation

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Summary

This reference provides contemporary information on all aspects of Down syndrome, investigating health concerns by age group and by organ system. The text sets out to identify and correct problems before they interrupt developing skills. It includes preventive medical checklists with summaries of appropriate medical intervention; supplies background information about history, genetics and epidemiology; outlines clinical management strategies; establishes guidelines on how to inform parents of the diagnosis and conveys practical suggestions on the handling and care of the infant; and offers a detailed review of the medical literature. Appendices provide information including growth charts and financial checklists.

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