The Patient With Down’s Syndrome

  • David R. Sofair


A 10-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome was brought to the dental clinic by his mother because of poor dentition. It was deemed that extensive work was required, and he was scheduled for reconstruction under general anesthesia on an ambulatory basis.

The mother reported that the child had an abnormal heart sound, present from birth; she had been told that it would not cause any problems. The patient was a mouth-breather and snored loudly during sleep. He had frequent upper respiratory tract infections, the most recent one three days previously, and a poor tolerance for physical activity.


Congenital Heart Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosus Atrial Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect 
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