oa South African Medical Journal - Down syndrome in the Cape Peninsula and the value of amniocentesis as a preventive measure
|Article Title||Down syndrome in the Cape Peninsula and the value of amniocentesis as a preventive measure|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Human Genetics, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||May 1981|
|Pages||670 - 672|
|Keyword(s)||Amniocentesis, Down syndrome, Genetics, Obstetrics and gynaecology and Preventive measure|
The increase in the incidence of babies with Down syndrome born to women of advanced maternal age has been well documented. Similarly, the social and financial implications of a decision to institutionalize or to keep the children at home have also been well covered in the literature.
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