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Dermatological Manifestations of Down's Syndrome

  • Benjamin  Barankin
  • Lyn  Guenther

Background: Down's syndrome (DS) is an extensively researched congenital condition characterized by mental retardation and distinct physical features. The cutaneous manifestations of DS are numerous, yet they seldom receive appropriate attention. Objective: To review the dermatological conditions associated with DS. Methods: A review of the medical literature. Results: DS is associated with an increased incidence of numerous dermatological conditions, some of which may be related to an immunological deficiency. Conclusion: Along with the importance of understanding the physical and psychosocial aspects of DS, an appreciation of the dermatological manifestations of this condition is integral to comprehensive medical care.

Keywords

Medical Care Physical Feature Mental Retardation Medical Literature Cutaneous Manifestation 
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© Canadian Dermatology Association 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin  Barankin
    • 1
  • Lyn  Guenther
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, CanadaCA

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