Health supervision for children with Down syndrome

Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):393-406. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-1605. Epub 2011 Jul 25.


These guidelines are designed to assist the pediatrician in caring for the child in whom a diagnosis of Down syndrome has been confirmed by chromosome analysis. Although a pediatrician's initial contact with the child is usually during infancy, occasionally the pregnant woman who has been given a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome will be referred for review of the condition and the genetic counseling provided. Therefore, this report offers guidance for this situation as well.

MeSH terms

  • Academies and Institutes / standards*
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Down Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Down Syndrome / therapy*
  • Female
  • Genetic Counseling / methods
  • Genetic Counseling / standards
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics / methods
  • Pediatrics / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis / methods
  • Prenatal Diagnosis / standards
  • United States