oa South African Medical Journal - Down syndrome in the Cape Peninsula and the value of amniocentesis as a preventive measure

Volume 59, Issue 19
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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