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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
DS Phenotype: flattened face, upward-slanting eyes, skin folds at inner corners of eyes, transverse palmar crease, & more. Many have congenital anomalies of t ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Variable: They do die relatively young in the 20s and 30s but they thrive on love just the same as normal kids and their death is unpredictable.
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Longer: Lifespan has increased up to the mid 50's nowadays.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Into 60's: If a kid is born with ds today & receives the care offered to non ds kids for their many problems their projected lifespan is 60+ years. As they age ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
Downs Syndrome: I assume you mean toilet training? Either way, this site should be a good source for all of your Down's Syndrome questions. Also, look for local suppo ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
For an assessment : of the child's developmental needs & toilet-training readiness, if < 3 yrs. old, call Pam Barton, Franklin County Help Me Grow Coordinator ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
ACOG charts show the: risk of having a fetus with a Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome, at prenatal diagnosis vs. the risk of having a live-born infant with DS because ~ 25% are l ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly ,but: Down syndrome females are capable of reproduction but most pregnancies have resulted from abuse, end prematurely & are often delivered c section. The ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt it would Hapn: While females with ds are capable of reproduction( with difficult pregnancies) males with few exceptions are not. For a male to be capable, i would e ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Chromosome influence: The size & shape of the skull & facial features of Down syndrome patients is heavily influenced bu the effect of the extra chromosome present in every ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Personal answer: It's a tricky question in that each respondent would have to give his/her opinion on the matter. I am against abortions, period! i believe that each c ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
25 years experience ADHD and Autism
Many: Teachers, speech , physical and occupational therapists as well as medical providers and psychologists are some of the career paths that would allow ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Lots: There are quite a few fields, including nutrition, childhood development, child and adolescent psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry (physicians ... Read More
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