Down’s syndrome
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Down’s syndrome

Lynne Marsh Senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Down’s syndrome, which was first described in 1866 by Langdon Down – also referred to as trisomy 21 – is the most commonly recognised chromosomal abnormality due to the presentation of distinct facial features associated with the syndrome.

Learning Disability Practice. 21, 3,16-16. doi: 10.7748/ldp.21.3.16.s17