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Can Edwards Syndrome be prevented

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
47 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Edwards syndrome: Edwards syndrome is better known as trisomy 18. It is caused by imperfect division of the chromosomes with an extra chromosome ending up in the embryo ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Define "inherited": A person's concept of inheritance can vary.If you mean, does this pass along like eye color or PKU, the answer is no.If you mean does it come from you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Chromosome test: The usual test is called a karyotype. Blood cells (white cells) are obtained from the patient and the chromosomes are counted under a microscope. If t ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Edwards Syndrome: A screening test for for chromosomal abnormalities to include Edwards Syndrome can be done between weeks 10 & 14 of pregnancy. It combines a bloo ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Pre-natal test: Trisomy in a fetus can also be detected by examination of maternal plasma by analyzing cell free DNA, part of which comes from the fetus.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
18 years experience Neonatology
Fatal disorder: Edwards or trisomy 18 is a birth defect with a third copy of chromosome 18. Most pregnancies with an extra chromosome miscarry. Of those that are bo ... Read More
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Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
Genetic disorder.: I would add that babies with trisomy 18 can also have severe developmental and growth delay, small head and eyes, malformed ears, small mounth and jaw ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Trisomy 18 (edwards syndrome) is associated with abnormalities in many parts of the body. Individuals often have slow growth before birth (intrauterin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Extra chromosome: In trisomy 18 the patient has an extra chromosome 18. This genetic disorder frequently causes heart and kidney defects. They may have a small head an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Those with a standard trisomy have the abnormality in every cell of their body. The vast majority will die within the first year from one of many majo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Keep them comfortabl: These patients are supported with comfort measures as much as possible. Fluids, nutrition, oxygen, etc.As a universally fatal disorder, management fo ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Much patience: Treatment for a child with edwards syndrome is very difficult. It calls for a lot of patience as these babies are severely debilitated.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Extra chromosome: In trisomy 18 the patient has an extra chromosome 18. This genetic disorder frequently causes heart and kidney defects. They may have a small head an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
27 years experience Pediatrics
Trisomy18.org: There is a foundation set up for this syndrome - go to http://www.Trisomy18.Org.

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