* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Down's syndrome
- Trisomy 21
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Early intervention services, quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family and friends can help people with Down syndrome develop to their full potential. The overall goal of treatment is to boost cognition by improving learning, memory, and speech. Other treatments depend on the specific health problems or complications present in each affected person.
Last updated: 4/15/2015
- Down Syndrome Fact Sheet. National Down Syndrome Society. 2012; http://www.ndss.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=74. Accessed 3/9/2012.
- DS 101. Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation. 2012; http://www.dsrtf.org/page.aspx?pid=352. Accessed 3/9/2012.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- Health Supervision for Children with Down Syndrome. Committee on Genetics. Pediatrics. Vol. 107 No. 2 February 2001.
- Part I: Clinical Practice Guidelines with Down Syndrome From Birth to 12 Years. Van Cleve SN, Cohen WI. J Pediatr Health Care. 2006;20(1):47-54.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Down syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.