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How is edwards syndrome prevented

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
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
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 20 years experience
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
Pediatrics 38 years experience
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Edwards Syndorme: Trisomy 18 - chromosomal condition in 1/5,000 to 6,000 live births due to random events while egg or sperm form.Usually not inherited. 5 to 10% live p... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 27 years experience
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
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 27 years experience
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
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Trisomy18.org: There is a foundation set up for this syndrome - go to http://www.Trisomy18.Org.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Maybe: This is complicated. First, in most cases, there is an extra chromosome in all cells so the sperm and eggs will be genetically defective anyways & so ... Read More
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