Check for previous history of infant with Down syndrome in the family.
Growth and developmental status
Snoring, signs of sleep apnea (e.g., restless sleep)
Genetic counseling and evaluation is recommended.
Referral to organizations (e.g., Down Syndrome International), parent-to-parent support groups, and other communi...
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Q90.9 Down syndrome, unspecified
Q90.2 Trisomy 21, translocation
Q90.1 Trisomy 21, mosaicism (mitotic nondisjunction)
Q90.0 Trisomy 21, nonmosaicism (meiotic nondisjunc...
Q: Why was Down syndrome referred to as mongolism in the past?
A: There was a mistaken notion about a racial cause for this syndrome because of the facial appearance, which was thought to be simila...
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