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Fifteen-minute consultation: The review of a child with trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome)
  1. Rebecca Amy Dalrymple1,
  2. Laura Helen Somerville1,
  3. Sherin Hamza2,
  4. Nashwa Matta2
  1. 1 Community Child Health, Specialist Children's Services, The West Centre, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2 Community Child Health, The Gorbals Health and Care Centre, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rebecca Amy Dalrymple, Community Child Health, Specialist Children's Services, The West Centre, Glasgow G84 7RG, UK; becksdrd{at}


Down’s syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal abnormality seen in live born children and it is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. It is associated with abnormalities in many body systems, some of which can cause life threatening complications. This article aims to cover the important aspects to cover when seeing children with DS for their routine follow-up in the neurodevelopmental or general paediatric clinic.

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it first published. The provenance and peer review statement has been included.

  • Contributors RAD came up with the concept of the article and wrote the article. NM, SH and LHS edited and added to the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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