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Down syn­drome af­fects all body cells, lead­ing to many spe­cific health im­pli­ca­tions like Down’s arthri­tis.

Down Syn­drome Ire­land is call­ing for more nurse spe­cial­ist posts — now there is one.

De­layed di­ag­no­sis of Down’s arthri­tis can lead to ir­re­versible joint dam­age — pre­ventable with timely di­ag­no­sis/ treat­ment.

Fol­low-up re­search will ex­am­ine tis­sue, ge­net­ics and im­mune re­ac­tions in chil­dren with Down’s arthri­tis to shed fur­ther light on dis­ease cause.

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