The clinical workup in Down syndrome: A proposaI for a better care

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The author presents a proposal of scheduled clinical workup tailored to people with Down syndrome (DS). The aim is to suggest a follow up program from birth to adulthood. In terms of public health policy, quality care for all subjects with DS can be provided taking into consideration cost-benefit aspects, up-to-date knowledge, widespread and easy usage, the feasibility to be arranged as a computerized database leading to a computerized network, and periodic updating. The main conditions encountered during the lifetime of people with DS are listed. The workup to be performed is arranged according to age (neonatal, infancy, adolescence, adulthood). A computerized database has been developed and is already used by seven Departments throughout Italy. Thus, a computerized network may be established resulting in a better care for all persons with DS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalDevelopmental Brain Dysfunction
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Computerized database
  • Down syndrome
  • Follow-up
  • Workup

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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