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This page contains links to eMedTV Down Syndrome Articles containing information on subjects from Down Syndrome Diagnosis to Down Syndrome Research. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Down Syndrome Diagnosis
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explains processes used to make a Down syndrome diagnosis. Tests used include amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, and percutaneous umbilical blood sampling, as well as a chromosomal karyotype.
  • Down Syndrome Effects
    Common Down syndrome effects include mental retardation, thyroid problems, and eye problems. This eMedTV article discusses these and other possible effects of Down syndrome, such as hearing problems and congenital heart disease.
  • Down Syndrome Information
    This eMedTV segment talks about Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that often results in developmental delays. Causes, treatment, and prognosis are discussed, and a link to more detailed information on Down syndrome is provided.
  • Down Syndrome Prognosis
    In most cases, a person's Down syndrome prognosis is favorable, with patients living into their 50s. As this eMedTV article explains, however, various factors can affect a Down syndrome prognosis, such as heart or joint problems.
  • Down Syndrome Research
    This eMedTV Web page discusses current areas of Down syndrome research. For example, research is being conducted on new prenatal diagnostic techniques and medical treatments using amino acid supplements for children with the disorder.
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