For example, between 19, among babies with down syndrome, the rate of death during the first year of life declined from 8. For comparison, the rate of death during the first year of life among all babies in the general population declined from 1. Down syndrome association of west mi section 1, page 3 guide for teens & young adults with ds july 2010 disease. Some adults with down syndrome have had these surgically corrected and all they need is antibiotics when they go to the dentist (see below). Others have not had the heart condition corrected and many will need ongoing treatment. One study with 317 participants with down syndrome to assess the rates of incontinence associated with adults, adolescents, and children found that incontinence was present in 64 of children 10 of teens 12 in adults ages 18 30 22 in adults over the age of 30. a new study published in june 2020 on the preprint online server medrxiv reports on the increased risk of covid-19 in down syndrome (ds) and certain characteristic features that are found in. Sexuality & down syndrome human sexuality encompasses an individuals self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and social experiences relating to dating, marriage and the physical aspects of sex. Sex education, appropriate for the developmental level and intellectual attainment of individuals with down syndrome, adds to life quality by engendering healthy sexuality, reducing the risk of. Edwards syndrome is also called trisomy 18 or t18, and pataus syndrome is also called trisomy 13 or t13. If a screening test shows that you have a higher chance of having a baby with downs syndrome, edwards syndrome or pataus syndrome, youll be offered diagnostic tests to find out for certain if your baby has the condition. It most commonly affects people with down syndrome in their teens and twenties and is associated with cognitive-executive impairment, social withdrawal, loss of functional language and previously. Purpose down syndrome (ds) is associated with a higher incidence of many medical conditions, but little information regarding urinary retention exists. We assessed the urinary retention rates in a group of adults with ds and compared the characteristics of patients with and without urinary retention. Methods a prospective observational study of adults with ds was conducted. down syndrome is a genetic disorder in which there is an extra full or partial chromosome 21. For most people with down syndrome, this anomaly causes a host of distinctive physical characteristics as well as potential health and medical problems.