On October 20, 2020, the Global Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in an article called "Medical Care of Adults with Down Syndrome: A Clinical Guideline." They provide evidence-based recommendations to support healthcare providers in their care of adults with Down syndrome.
Links to the guidelines and other resources are available on the Global Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome page on the Global Down Syndrome Foundation website. Global requires users to provide their name and email address in order to download the documents.
The guidelines are available in:
The guidelines address:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Atlantoaxial instability
- Celiac disease
Access Medical Care Guidelines for Adults
Information about medical care for children and adolescents with Down syndrome can be found in Health Supervision for Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome from the American Academy of Pediatrics.