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How is edwards syndrome prevented

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in 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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience in 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
17 years experience in 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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Edwards syndrome: This is another name for trisomy 18. Trisomy is a big word that means three copies. So trisomy 18 has three copies of the 18th chromosome. It can be d ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
1 out of 5000: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/trisomy-18
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Surgically: Surgery is usually required.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Early Chromosome DX: Dr edwards reported of the features of trisomy 18 in 1960 in the british journal the lancet. Drs patau & smith reported it in the same journal edition ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Relatively rare: Hellp syndrome (hypertension, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets) occurs in 1-2/1000 pregnancies and in 10-20% of pregnancies complicated by preecl ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Alstrom syndrome: "tinted prescription lenses for light sensitivity,weight control and exercise, hearing aids, treatment for cardiac congestion, treatment for diabetes ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Genetic disorder: Angelman syndrome and a related syndrome, beckwith wiedemann syndrome are genetic disorders. These can be diagnosed through clinical picture and genet ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
It isn't: This syndrome results when an egg with a pair of chromosome 13 (instead of 1) joins with the male's 13 at conception leading to a distortion of the in ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
History: usually psychotherapy
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Medically and surgic: It is a chromosomal disorder which results from an extra anomalous chromosome. Sometimes it can be detected prenatally by ultrasound. There are specif ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Supportive care: Down syndrome has a well recognized pattern of obvious features and several common vulnerabilities. An evaluation for treatable heart defects and othe ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Annita Jones
25 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Medical/education: Children with Downs Syndrome have special medical and educational needs that should be determined in each individual. Doctors and Psychologists or ed ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Alstrom syndrome: Usually diagnosed clinically due to sparsity of labs that offer genetic testing for the condition.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Rarely: Downs syndrome is usually related to a trisomy defect that develops during the initial cleavage of the cells during primary fetal development. A form ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Variable: Angelman patients lack a good copy of the gene UBE3A from their mothers. This may be the result of uniparental disomy (both chromosome 15's from Dad) ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends on Severity: In some cases there can be serious issues with liver, kidneys, bladder, & /or lungs.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
47 XXY SYNDROME: It is a genetic disorder in which there is an extrax chromosome for a total of 47 chromosomes, and happens in 1in500to1in1000live male births it caus ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: About 1 in every 40, 000 babies is born with distal 18q-. Treatment is to address the resultant medical problems. No two people with distal 18q- are ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Variety of tests.: Asherman's syndrome is arare, and is the formation of adhesions and scar tissue inside the uterus, likely occurring after several D&C's. Infectio ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Serotonin syndrome: Overactivation due to excess serotonin. See diagram. Treatment is emergency intervention if severe, and discontinuing the medication if less severe. S ... Read More

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