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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic DisordersPrevention, Assessment, and Treatment$
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Shirley W. Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199398911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.001.0001

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome

(p.123) 15 Down Syndrome
Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders

Patricia D. Jackson

Melinda Wendland

Shirley W. Ekvall

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Down syndrome, including physical, biochemical, and other abnormalities and associated medical conditions such as congenital heart defects, gastrointestinal problems, ophthalmic problems, pulmonary problems, hearing problems, endocrine disorders, blood disorders, musculoskeletal problems, epilepsy, dental issues, and growth problems. Factors to be considered in nutritional evaluation and intervention, developmental expectations, growth potential, dietary and other treatments, and nutritional supplementation are specifically discussed.

Keywords:   Down syndrome, congenital heart defects, endocrine disorders, dietary supplementation, blood disorders, comorbidities

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