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Complications of Down Syndrome

Complications list for Down Syndrome:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Down Syndrome includes:

See also the symptoms of Down Syndrome and Down Syndrome: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Down Syndrome from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Down Syndrome and Down Syndrome: Introduction.

Complication statistics for Down Syndrome:

The following are statistics from various sources about the complications of Down Syndrome:

  • 40 to 50% of children with Down syndrome have congenital heart defects in the US (Association for Children with Down Syndrome)
  • Having Down syndrome increases the risk of leukaemia 15-20 times in the US (Association for Children with Down Syndrome)
  • 100% of people with Down syndrome will develop some physiologic signs of Alzheimer’s when they are over 35 years old in the US (Association for Children with Down Syndrome)

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About complications:

Complications of Down Syndrome are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Down Syndrome. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Down Syndrome and complications of Down Syndrome is unclear or arbitrary.

 

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