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什么是“唐氏综合症”?(2)

2008-09-13 00:00
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唐氏综合症是人类最常见的一种染色体病,也是人类第一个被确认的染色体病。
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患有唐氏综合症的人经常会有其他症状。这包括心脏、呼吸与听力方面的问题。但是许多这些症状是可以治疗的。 结果,唐氏综合症患者如今活得更久了。在1983年,他们的平均寿命只是25年。而如今,平均期望寿命为56年。然而这更长的寿命引出了一个悲哀的发现。唐氏综合症患者在早年患上阿尔茨海默病的风险也许会增长。 国…
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