Down Syndrome: Top Treatment Centers

Monday, 15 Nov 2010 04:38 PM

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Down Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome.
Patients with Down syndrome often have mild to moderate learning disabilities. The disorder is linked with developmental delays and characteristic facial features.

Many individuals with Down syndrome also suffer from heart defects, leukemia, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, gastro-intestinal problems, and other health issues.
 
Over the past few decades, life expectancy for individuals with Down Syndrome has dramatically increased as medical care and social inclusion have improved. A person with Down syndrome in good health can live to be 55 or older.
 
Some of the best treatment centers in the U.S. for Down Syndrome patients are:
 
Northeast
 
Connecticut:
Down Syndrome Program
Division of Human Genetics
CT Children's Medical Center
65 Kane Street
West Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-523-6464
 
Maryland:
Down Syndrome Clinic
The Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410-502-8839
 
Delaware:
Down Syndrome Clinic
Nemours/Alfred duPont Hospital for Children
Genetic Dept.
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE
Phone: 302-651-5916
 
Alabama:
Children's Hospital of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Phone: 205-939-5151
 

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