The FactsBook - 2008
Down syndrome is a genetic condition which causes varying degrees of learning disability as well as other health problems. Nearly one baby in every 1000 born in the UK has the condition. Parents are often frightened and confused by the birth of a baby with Down syndrome, and they needreassurance as well as up-to-date information regarding the condition.The new edition of this highly regarded book for parents of children with Down syndrome will cover a number of important new developments in research and clinical practice that have occurred in the field in recent years. These include several newly recognised medical conditions that are known tooccur more commonly in patients with Down syndrome (e.g., glaucoma, gastrointestinal malformations, feeding difficulties, gastro-oesophageal reflux, coeliac disease, and diabetes) . This expanded edition will also include new recommendations regarding routine health checks in line with those of theUK Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (UKDSMIG). Additionally the book will cover new prenatal screening methods have been developed to identify Down syndrome during pregnancy.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition: 3rd ed.
Characteristics: xiii, 211 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.