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Child have down syndrome. Had breathlessness due to pneumonia. What can be done for this?

hi good day doc.. i have a son and he has a down syndrome. he wil be one year old this coming may 6.. he has been confined for twice due to hardship breathing caused by pneumonia.. the thing is i wanna know if there any kind of general check up exclusively for a down syndrome carrier? cause i would really want to know a.s.a.p the other complications my son might least we are ready and we can do something to cure or prevent it as early as possible and give him the best medications he really needs.. i am so worried about my son's condition because it really shows he has a poor and very weak immune system, he get sick very easily, what should i do please help me esp. my son.. thank you so much and God bless us all :)
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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There only study available for diagnosis of Down Syndrome is Karyotyping.

There are triple ,Quadruplet marker studies and amniocentesis done during the first trimester of pregnancy to confirm Downs Syndrome.

I can understand your anxiety but such kids do have poor immunity and do have many problems related to heart ,GIT ,Respiratory ,ears,thyroid etc and hence are prone for recurrent infection.

I would advise you to give him a good healthy diet,get him vaccinated for optional as well as compulsory vaccine and lastly follow up at regular intervals with his doctor.

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