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Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome (cont.)

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Author: Norberto Alvarez, MD, Medical Director, Shriver Clinical Services Corporation; Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Previous contributing authors and editors: Coauthor(s): Jessica B Johnson, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc. Editors: Nicholas Y Lorenzo, MD, Chief Editor, eMedicine Neurology; Consulting Staff, Neurology Specialists and Consultants; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Helmi L Lutsep, MD, Associate Director, Oregon Stroke Center; Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University.


Last Editorial Review: 11/9/2007

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