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Aditional medical aspects in  children with Down syndrome

Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatal Care
Karla Adney  Flores Arizmendi,1 Yessica Yuliana  Guerrero Tapia,2 Francisco Javier Meoño Velazquez,2 Tania Tonantzin Vargas Robledo,2 Lorena Elizabeth Carranza Hernandez,2 Silvestre García de la Puente3

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The American Academy of Pediatrics have previously described comorbidities and health care recommendations in Down syndrome.This review was conducted of topics that have not been included in previously published recommendations or that require updating, this topics are: neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, thyroid dysfunction, deglutition disorders, immunity, vaccination, pulmonary hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemias, hyperuricemia, vitamin D, oxidative stress, and autism. Method: Searches were performed with CINAHL, Medline, EMBASE, PsycINFO, PubMed, LILACS, RIMA and BNI and assessed for methodological quality using the Joanna Briggs Institute tool. Conclusions: The medical aspects presented in this articlecan help to the health care professionals to provide more effective care. The early detection of some comorbiditiescan improve prognosis and lower the cost of care for the complications then may cause.


Down syndrome, health care, recommendations