Down syndrome in the neurology clinic: Too much? Too little? Too late?

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This paper presents a review of all patients with Down syndrome seen over a 5-year period by one consultant neurologist in general outpatient and specialist cognitive function clinics. It revealed only 7 cases in > 4500 general referrals (= 0.2%), all referred with suspected seizure disorders. The diagnosis of epilepsy was confirmed in 6 patients. Only one new, comorbid, diagnosis was made. Neurologists have little exposure to, and hence little chance to develop expertise in, the neurological complications of Down syndrome. It is suggested that closer liaison between neurologists and psychiatrists with an interest in learning disability might improve the management of neurological problems in patients with Down syndrome.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Down Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome: complications
  • Down Syndrome: physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Learning Disorders
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Nervous System Diseases: etiology
  • Nervous System Diseases: physiopathology
  • Neurologic Examination

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  • Andrew J Larner

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