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How is edwards syndrome prevented

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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
Pathology 49 years experience
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
Neonatology 18 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
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Uhl
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Trisomy18.org: There is a foundation set up for this syndrome - go to http://www.Trisomy18.Org.

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