What is the prevalence of physical and sexual abuse in patients with Down syndrome?

Updated: Apr 30, 2018
  • Author: Gratias Tom Mundakel, MBBS, DCH; Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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Individuals with Down syndrome are at high risk for physical and sexual abuse. Physicians taking care of Down syndrome patients should be alert to this risk and parents and patients should be appropriately educated about it. 


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