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How long do Down syndrome children live?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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 they do have many problems more common to the DX like scoliosis, foot problems, diabetes, thyroid problems etc. However, their life is much different today than 50 yrs ago when they were often parked in institutions.

In brief: 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 they do have many problems more common to the DX like scoliosis, foot problems, diabetes, thyroid problems etc. However, their life is much different today than 50 yrs ago when they were often parked in institutions.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics

In brief: Longer

Lifespan has increased up to the mid 50's nowadays.

In brief: Longer

Lifespan has increased up to the mid 50's nowadays.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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