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Whats the life expectancy for a child with downsyndrome?

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In brief: 60 years old

Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today.
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In brief: 60 years old

Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today.
See more at: http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/Down-Syndrome-Facts/#sthash.6KmBMQI6.dpuf
Dr. Adrienne Classen
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

There is not just one level of down's.
Down's syndrome ranges from very mild to quite severe and, as you might expect, the more severely affected the child, the shorter the likely lifespan.

In brief: Depends

There is not just one level of down's.
Down's syndrome ranges from very mild to quite severe and, as you might expect, the more severely affected the child, the shorter the likely lifespan.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Dr. Christopher Powers
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics

In brief: Down syndrome

Down syndrome has lower life expectancy due to many issues related to down syndrome, including higher risk of leukemia, obesity and sleep apnea, and risk of alzheimer's disease.

In brief: Down syndrome

Down syndrome has lower life expectancy due to many issues related to down syndrome, including higher risk of leukemia, obesity and sleep apnea, and risk of alzheimer's disease.
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